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. 

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:

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: