BPF Advisory Board
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Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) advisors are accomplished, high-integrity professionals who are publicly committed to the need for a thorough scientific evaluation of the state of the art of brain preservation technology. Many are constructive skeptics who see the potential value of the technology, yet who recognize there are many complex questions relating to its further development and social diffusion. They help BPF, a nonprofit charitable organization, to execute its mission, and to achieve the highest standards of professionalism, service, effectiveness, ethics, integrity, and transparency. They advise BPF on its communications and public profile, Prize structure, policy positions, competitor support and outreach, fundraising, and other issues relevant to assessing and advancing brain preservation technology. Each honors BPF greatly with their service, and may leave our advisory board at any time. While each BPF advisor may choose to advise on any topic, advisors are loosely grouped into the following functional areas.
Science and Technology
These distinguished individuals give BPF their advice and opinions on scientific and technical questions related to our mission, our support and outreach to competing scientific teams, and issues of usefulness, verification, falsifiability and professional credibility with respect to competition goals and procedures. Each typically has an advanced degree and a current affiliation with a university or research laboratory.
Cognitive Science and Psychology
Microscopy and Imaging
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Business and Fundraising
These philanthropic individuals help BPF with nonprofit business and strategy and with Prize or endowment fundraising activities.
Media and Community
These accomplished advisors help with scientific, technical, and social issues around our public message, media relations, educational materials, or community development for the nonprofit.
Policy and Legal
These legal and policy professionals help BPF with policy positions, legal, or governance issues and activities.
Philosophy, Ethics, and Society
These leading scholars help BPF consider the philosophical, ethical, and social implications of brain preservation technologies, and help BPF draft positions on these topics.
These distinguised former advisors have passed away. We thank them deeply for their service to BPF and the world.
BPF Advisors have their own views and opinions that are not necessarily those of BPF staff, and vice versa. Being a BPF Advisor does not create legal liability, either to or on behalf of BPF, with the exception of those advisors who at any time may also be directors or agents of BPF.
Apply to Be an Advisor
Are you a high-integrity individual with an interest in BPF’s mission and an accomplished background in any of the above functional areas? Please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.