Amy Bernard

Since 2005, Amy Bernard has contributed to the Allen Institute’s growth in both basic research and scientific administration capacities. With over 25 years of expertise in molecular biology and neuroscience, she provides strategic direction for the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s project portfolio. Dr. Bernard received a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Bard College and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Biophysics from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the Allen Institute, Dr. Bernard was a research scientist at the University of Washington. At the Allen Institute, she built and directed laboratory teams in R&D and high-throughput production, and led product development.  She has co-authored over 50 publications in the fields of developmental neuroscience, molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry and neuroconnectivity, as part of a team that pioneered big data and high throughput laboratory approaches to open science. She now serves as an advisor to several public and private initiatives, and curates scientific development and innovation opportunities for the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Dr. Bernard is also an advocate for open data sharing via community-centric data standards and collaborative partnerships.