Rui Costa, D.V.M., Ph.D. Fonte: alleninstitute.org
Once more it is with satisfaction and pride that we congratulate an FMV alumni for his achievements. Dr. Rui Costa (Class of 96 and former member of CIISA's External Advisory Board) has been named the next President and CEO of the Allen Institute, a non-profit independent research organization founded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen, dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. The Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model.
Dr. Costa graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Lisbon in 1996. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. from UCLA and University of Porto, which was followed by post-doctoral work at Duke University. He became a Section Chief at the National Institutes of Health in 2006, an Investigator of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program in 2009, and a Professor at Columbia University in 2016. He served as director of Champalimaud Research from 2014 to 2017. Costa is also an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, as well as the National Academy of Medicine.
May his vision, motivation and leadership be a source of inspiration to achieve remarkable achievements for him and available to all.
About the Allen Institute
The Allen Institute is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization founded by philanthropist and visionary, the late Paul G. Allen. The Allen Institute is dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. The Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model. Its research institutes and programs include the Allen Institute for Brain Science, launched in 2003, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, launched in 2014, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, launched in 2016, the Allen Institute for Immunology, launched in 2018, the MindScope Program, launched in 2020 and the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, launched in 2021. For more information, visit alleninstitute.org.