A new Bay Area research initiative was launched this morning by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg and their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will invest in basic science research to cure disease. CZI’s Biohub is a new strategic partnership of UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford University, to be led by Cori Bargmann (Rockefeller University), Joe DeRisi (UCSF) and Steve Quake (Stanford University).
Biohub will address the question “Can we cure, prevent or manage all diseases in our children’s lifetime?” by gathering multidisciplinary scientists and engineers and getting them to work collaboratively to build tools and develop new technologies toward solving the most challenging biomedical questions of our time.
IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna and UCSF Co-director Jonathan Weissman will serve on Biohub’s President’s Advisory Group.
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