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Science

Science

Our Science Program invests in the development of new technologies, supports the world’s top research scientists and brings together new—often groundbreaking—scientific partnerships. Our passion for discovery reflects that of our founders, Gordon and Betty Moore.

We believe in the inherent value of science and the sense of awe that discovery inspires. Scientific advancement and societal benefits will occur if we find ways to unleash the potential of inquiry and exploration. So we take risks, we incubate change, and we foster the kind of excitement that inspires third-graders to become scientists. We look for opportunities to transform, or even create, entire fields.

We support emerging research—often so innovative and at such an early stage that it has been overlooked or underfunded. We fund research that does the following:

  • Acquires new knowledge and asks questions not previously possible
  • Enables new science through technology
  • Breaks down barriers and cultivates new collaborations that might not otherwise happen
  • Enhances society’s understanding of the inherent value of science

Team

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Genny Biggs, Communications Officer

Aanika Carroll, Program Associate

Janet Coffey, Ph.D., Program Officer

Samantha Forde, Ph.D., Program Officer

Anna Gallagher, Program Associate

Ernie Glover, Program Officer

Gary Greenburg, Ph.D., Program Officer

Jon Kaye, Ph.D., Program Director

Chris Mentzel, Program Director

Julia Metzner, Program Manager

Lloyd Lee, Program Associate

Dusan Pejakovic, Ph.D., Program Officer

Ann Saunders, Executive Assistant

Mark Stalzer, Ph.D., Data Science Fellow

California Institute of Technology

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Aanika Carroll, Program Associate

Dusan Pejakovic, Ph.D., Program Officer

Data-Driven Discovery

Chris Mentzel, Program Director

Mark Stalzer, Ph.D., Data Science Fellow

Lloyd Lee, Program Associate

Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Anna Gallagher, Program Associate

Ernie Glover, Program Officer

Dusan Pejakovic, Ph.D., Program Officer

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Jon Kaye, Ph.D., Program Director

Samantha Forde, Ph.D., Program Officer

Julia Metzner, Program Manager

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Lloyd Lee, Program Associate

Thirty Meter Telescope

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Aanika Carroll, Program Associate

Special Projects

Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer

Aanika Carroll, Program Associate

Janet Coffey, Ph.D., Program Officer

Samantha Forde, Ph.D., Program Officer

Anna Gallagher, Program Associate

Ernie Glover, Program Officer

Gary Greenburg, Ph.D., Program Officer

Jon Kaye, Ph.D., Program Director

Lloyd Lee, Program Associate

Chris Mentzel, Program Director

Dusan Pejakovic, Ph.D., Program Officer