Kristiina Vuori, MD, PhD

Kristiina Vuori, MD, PhD, has served on our board of directors since June 2019.
Since January 2010, Dr. Vuori has served as President of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, or the Institute, a non-profit research organization with major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. In addition, Dr. Vuori has also held the Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair at the Institute since January 2010 and served as the Institute’s interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2013 to September 2014, and from September 2017 to present. Since January 1995, Dr. Vuori has served as a Professor at the Institute’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, an interdisciplinary basic and translational research effort mobilizing over 400 scientists. In addition, from July 2014 to September 2017, Dr. Vuori served on the board of directors of WebMD, and she serves or has served in the past five years on the boards of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the California Breast Cancer Research Council. Dr. Vuori earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Oulu, Finland. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Vuori’s experience in biomedical research and as an educator of research scientists, her experience managing a large non-profit research organization, and her various leadership roles qualify her to serve on our board of directors.