Board of Directors

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is a nonprofit guided by community leaders who serve as the Board of Directors. They are dedicated to the mission of BRI—to explore the causes and cures of human diseases. The Board oversees the Institute's affairs, including finances and strategic planning.


Scientific leadership is shared among the principal investigators who head their own laboratory research programs and work as interdisciplinary teams, which encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas. BRI's research teams include immunologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians and physicians from around the world.


BRI is led by President Jane Buckner, MD, and Executive Director Margaret McCormick, PhD.