Ben Barres MD, PhD

FORMER CHAIR OF NEUROBIOLOGY

Dr. Barres co-founded Annexon Biosciences and was a Professor and Chair of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School, and his Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of David Corey. Dr. Barres completed his internship and residency in neurology at the Cornell Cooperating Hospitals Program and his postdoctoral fellowship with Martin Raff at University College London. Dr. Barres won many teaching awards at Stanford and was the creator and director of the Masters of Science in Medicine Program, a program at Stanford University designed to train Ph.D. students in human biology and disease. He was a founding member of the Myelin Repair Foundation that focuses on translational research to develop new drugs for multiple sclerosis. Dr. Barres was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. His laboratory research focused on the role of neuron-glial interactions in the central nervous system.