Who We Are 


The International Science Reserve (ISR) is a network of open scientific communities of discovery, bringing together specialized resources from across the globe to prepare for and help mitigate complex and urgent global crises.


Science Community

An ISR Science Community is a self-governing group of scientific researchers, falling broadly into a single discipline, who develop research proposals in response to crises.


Collaborators

A Collaborator is an organization working with the ISR to help enlist scientists, share knowledge or provide other types of support.


Leadership

The ISR Executive Board is the governance body charged with ensuring that the ISR achieves its goals by overseeing the mission, policies, and operations of the ISR.


Rick Bright, PhD
CEO, Pandemic Prevention Institute and Senior Vice President, The Rockefeller Foundation


Nicholas Dirks, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Academy of Sciences and Co-Chair, ISR Executive Board


Dario Gil, PhD
Senior Vice President and Director, IBM Research and Co-Chair, ISR Executive Board


Aida Habtezion, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Worldwide Medical & Safety, Pfizer Inc


Philip Nelson
Director, AI for Social Good, Google AI


Robert Slone, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, UL Solutions


Lorna Thorpe, PhD
Professor and Director of the Division of Epidemiology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health

The Executive Committee is the governance body responsible for day–to–day operations of the ISR.


Nancy Campbell
Director, External Engagement, Office of the Director of IBM Research


Christopher Davidson
Manager, Application & Performance Engineering, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Erwin Gianchandani, PhD
Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships National Science Foundation, Federal Liaison to the ISR


Joe Leitmann, PhD
Executive Director, University of California Disaster Resilience Network


Michael Rosenfield, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IBM Research


Mila Rosenthal, PhD
Executive Director, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences


Benjamin Young, PhD
Sr. Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences


Partners

Partners are institutions (university, government agency, foundation, consortium, corporation, etc.) or individuals that have agreed to provide financial or substantial in-kind support to build the ISR’s capacity for response.