Elaine Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Elaine Jones
Chief Operating Officer
Allen Institute of Brain Science

Elaine Jones joined the Allen Institute in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jones' accomplishments include experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Her expertise extends to restructuring operations, establishing financial strategies and improving the effectiveness of corporate marketing. She has focused on start-up and turnaround situations, as well as the integration of acquisitions.

Previously Jones worked at The Picower Institute for Medical Research, a 501(c)(3) in New York, where she served as COO. She has also worked for PHH, a Fortune 500 service organization, as VP of Marketing and then as SVP of Operations. Jones has had assignments in the medical field at Beckman Instruments, Nichols Institute and Genzyme with responsibilities encompassing training, product development and strategic planning. Jones graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in Medical Technology.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research organization dedicated to performing innovative basic research on the brain and distributing its discoveries to researchers around the world. Through its efforts, the Institute aims to advance a new understanding of brain diseases and disorders.

The Institute takes on projects at the leading edge of science - far-reaching projects at the intersection of biology and technology. The resulting data and tools constitute free, publicly available resources that fuel innovation and discovery for countless researchers and organizations.

Launched in 2003 with a seed contribution from philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Institute seeks federal and state funds, along with private contributions and foundation awards, as part of an ongoing public-private partnership to sustain the organization.