Vice President of Science Programs
The Kavli Foundation
Dr. Kevin Moses is the Vice President of Science Programs at The Kavli Foundation. In this role, he oversees The Kavli Foundation’s flagship programs in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics, including the 20 Kavli Institutes around the world, the Kavli science meetings program and summer schools, as well as the Foundation’s partnerships with national science agencies, scientific societies and other philanthropies.
A developmental biologist, Dr. Moses has more than a dozen years of leadership experience at several of the world’s top philanthropic institutions, all focused on science. These institutions include the Wellcome Trust, the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Dr. Moses earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Cambridge, England in 1986, after which he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining HHMI/Janelia in 2005, he was an Assistant, then Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California (1991-1997) and of Cell Biology at Emory University (1998-2005). His research focused on the development of the visual system in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, a widely used model organism in the life sciences.