Cori Bargmann, PhD
President, Chan Zuckerberg Science
Cori is an internationally recognized neurobiologist and geneticist. She is leading the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s science strategy, working to help accelerate basic science research and set them on a path to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Cori is also the head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She has the 2012 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience and a 2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, among many scientific honors. Prior to joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Cori also co-chaired the National Institutes of Health committee that set goals and strategies for President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative).