Stephanie Albin, Ph.D., is a science program officer at The Kavli Foundation, where she provides catalytic support for the U.S. BRAIN Initiative activities, as well as the foundation’s broader neuroscience efforts. This includes leading the foundation’s participation in the Neurodata Without Borders project — an effort to break down barriers to data sharing by developing a unified data format for cellular-based neurophysiology data. Dr. Albin also supports the foundation’s flagship program, the Kavli Institutes, and is coordinating the foundation’s community building activities to support institute members.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2017, Dr. Albin spent two years as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow stationed at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Chemistry where she worked on NSF-wide priorities such as the BRAIN Initiative. Dr. Albin holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco, and carried out her postdoctoral research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus.