The Kavli Foundation

Amy Bernard

2024 2024 Jury | Life Sciences

Amy Bernard is Director of Life Sciences at The Kavli Foundation, where she leads programs in nanoscience and neuroscience. Prior to joining The Kavli Foundation in 2021, she held several roles contributing to the Allen Institute’s success starting in 2005, as head of the Office of Science & Technology, the Research & Development and Structured Science divisions for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and as Product Architect for the data portal. Her research area focused on gene regulation underlying brain development as a scientist at the Allen Institute and the University of Washington.  With a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Genetics from the University of Colorado, she has authored over 80 publications spanning topics in technology, neuroscience and cell biology, and serves on advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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