Dr. Alan Bernstein

ISC Fellow (Dec 2022)

Involvement at the ISC

  • Member of the Standing Committee for Science Planning (2022-2025)


Dr. Bernstein is the immediate past president of CIFAR (2012-2022), a Canadian-based global research organization which convenes researchers from over 20 countries to address questions of importance to science and humanity.

He was the founding president (2000-2007) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada’s federal agency for the funding of health research, and Executive Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (2008-2011).

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow of Massey College. Author of over 240 peer-reviewed publications dealing with the genes involved in cancer and stem cell function, and over 70 opinion pieces in the lay media dealing with science policy, he is widely sought after as an advisor to government, funding agencies and charitable organizations.

He has been recognized with many honours and awards for his contributions to science and science policy.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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