Leadership

Scientific and Administrative Leadership

President Jane Buckner, MD, and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Margaret McCormick, PhD, make up BRI’s core leadership team. Drs. Buckner and McCormick guide and oversee BRI’s work and progress, and are a driving force behind our vision of a healthy immune system for everyone. Dr. Buckner has conducted research at BRI and seen patients at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health for over 20 years. Dr. McCormick has been at the helm of life science and biotech organizations for much of her career. She has been with BRI since 2017 and also serves as the vice president of research at Virginia Mason Medical Center. 
Jane Buckner

Jane Buckner, MD

President, BRI; Member; Principal Investigator, Buckner Lab
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Margaret McCormick

Margaret McCormick, PhD

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Administrative Services
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Center Directors

BRI is built around four Centers of Discovery. Our Centers enable us to work collaboratively toward discoveries that improve our understanding of the immune system and lead to life-changing patient care. They also allow us to smoothly move our research between the lab and clinic, and accelerate progress toward new advances. Our Center Directors include:
Daniel Campbell

Daniel J. Campbell, PhD

Director, Center for Fundamental Immunology; Member; Principal Investigator, Campbell Lab
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Karen Cerosaletti

Karen Cerosaletti, PhD

Director, Center for Translational Immunology; Associate Member; Principal Investigator, Cerosaletti Lab
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Carla J Greenbaum

Carla Greenbaum, MD

Director, Center for Interventional Immunology; Member; Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington Medicine
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Adam Lacy-Hulbert

Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD

Director, Center for Systems Immunology; Associate Member; Principal Investigator, Lacy-Hulbert Lab
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External and Academic Affairs

Much of our work goes beyond BRI. We help build the next generation of immunology leaders by working with interns, graduate students and postdocs across our organization. We also team up with other research institutes and industry partners to tackle new research questions and accelerate discoveries. Our external and academic affairs leadership includes:
Jessica Hamerman

Jessica Hamerman, PhD

Director, Academic Affairs; Member, Center for Fundamental Immunology; Principal Investigator, Hamerman Lab
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Steven F Ziegler

Steven Ziegler, PhD

Director of External Collaboration; Member, Center for Fundamental Immunology; Principal Investigator, Ziegler Lab
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Advisory Board

BRI’s advisory board is made up of community leaders including scientists, doctors and people impacted by diseases BRI studies. Together, they provide guidance and support us in achieving our mission and vision. Our board members include:
David Aboulafia

David Aboulafia, MD

Physician, Section Head of Hematology/Oncology, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
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Claire Bonilla

Claire Bonilla

CEO, Sightlife
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Jane Buckner

Jane Buckner, MD

President, BRI; Member; Principal Investigator, Buckner Lab
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Uli Chi

Uli Chi, PhD

Chair, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Board of Directors
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Andrew Held

Andrew Held

Executive Director and Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
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Lauren Homme

Lauren Homme

Director, Business Development, Cumming Group
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Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes, MBA

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Blacktorch Capital
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Margaret McCormick

Margaret McCormick, PhD

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Administrative Services
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Bio Kristi Pangrazio

Kristi Pangrazio

Past President, The Rainier Club
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Ketul Patel

Ketul Patel

CEO, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health; Division President, Pacific Northwest (PNW) of CommonSpirit Health
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Ben Reiber

Ben Reiber, MBA, CFA

Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs & Co.
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Diane St. John

Diane St. John, MBA

Owner, Human Resources Pacific Northwest, LLC
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David Williams

David Williams, MBA

Former Executive Manager, Security Pacific Bank
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Robert Williams

Robert Williams, PhD

Former Director, Amazon Appstore
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Steven F Ziegler

Steven Ziegler, PhD

Director of External Collaboration; Member, Center for Fundamental Immunology; Principal Investigator, Ziegler Lab
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Catherine Zimmerman

Catherine Zimmerman

Mediator & Conflict Resolution Coach
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News

News Science in Seattle

LITAF Protects Against Pore-Forming Protein–Induced Cell Death by Promoting Membrane Repair: Interview with Drs. Stefani & Lacy-Hulbert

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News American Association of Immunologists AAI

Benaroya Research Institute’s Steven F. Ziegler, PhD, Named 2024 Distinguished Fellow by the American Association of Immunologists

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News American Association of Immunologists AAI

Benaroya Research Institute President Jane Buckner, MD, Receives 2024 American Association of Immunologists’ Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research

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