Norbert Tavares is a Science Program Manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he primarily manages single-cell biology research programs that support the international Human Cell Atlas consortium. Previously, he served at the National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, where he managed interdisciplinary trans-institute/agency research grant programs. Dr. Tavares is a microbiologist by training and was a Ruth Kirchstein Fellow at the University of Georgia, where he completed his Ph.D. investigating the bacterial biosynthesis of coenzyme B12 in the laboratory of Jorge Escalante-Semerena. Prior to his graduate work, he worked on large-scale protein drug production via bacterial fermentation in a biotech startup and in procurement for ESPN. Dr. Tavares has strong interests in advancing science by supporting basic research, open science, and the advancement of women and underrepresented individuals.
Science Program Manager
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative