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Katja Brose

Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Katja Brose

Katja Brose, Ph.D.

Science Program Officer
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative



Katja Brose, Ph.D., is a Science Program Officer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The goals of Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative are to support basic science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Before joining CZI, she was part of the editorial team at Cell Press for 17 years, where from 2004-20017 she was Editor-in-Chief of Neuron and a Publishing Director at Cell Press-Elsevier. She has been an active committee member at the Society for Neuroscience, as a member of the Professional Development and Neuroscience Training Committees. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1990 from Brown University, with a double concentration in Biology and European History. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California-San Francisco (1994-2000). For her graduate work, she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Tessier Lavigne focusing on axon guidance mechanisms in the developing spinal cord.