Who We Are

The International Science Reserve 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.


A Member is an organization or individual that has agreed to provide the critical resources required for approved ISR projects, upon declaration of a crisis. 


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

Science Community

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


Executive Board

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 Nyas Bio

Rick Bright, PhD

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

Nicholas Dirks Nyas Bio

Nicholas Dirks, PhD

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

Dario Gil Nyas Bio

Dario Gil, PhD

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

Aida Habtezion Nyas Bio

Aida Habtezion, MD, MSc, FRCPC, AGAF

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

Philip Nelson Nyas Bio

Philip Nelson

Director, AI for Social Good, Google AI

Robert Slone Nyas Bio

Robert Slone, PhD

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, UL

Lorna Thorpe Nyas Bio

Lorna Thorpe, PhD

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

Committee Members

The Executive Committee is the governance body responsible for daytoday operations of the ISR.

Erwin Gianchandani Nyas Bio

Erwin Gianchandani

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

Michael Rosenfield Nyas Bio

Michael Rosenfield

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IBM Research

Joe Leitmann Nyas Bio

Joe Leitmann

Executive Director, University of California Disaster Resilience Network

Christopher Davidson Nyas Bio

Christopher Davidson

Manager, Application & Performance Engineering, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nancy Campbell Nyas Bio

Nancy Campbell

Director, Government Engagement, Office of the Director of IBM Research

Benjamin Young Nyas Bio

Benjamin Young

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

Mila Rosenthal Nyas Bio

Mila Rosenthal

Executive Director, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences


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.