Stacie Weninger, Ph.D.

President, FBRI


Stacie Weninger is the President of FBRI, and a Venture Partner with F-Prime. Prior to this position, she was the Senior Director of Science Programs for the Fidelity Foundations. In 2005, Dr. Weninger served as the Project Manager and Senior Analyst for the Task Force on Women in Science at Harvard University. From 2001-2005, Dr. Weninger was a Senior Scientist at Cell Press for the journal Neuron. Before joining Cell Press, Dr. Weninger was a postdoctoral research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School with Dr. Bruce Yankner. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute predoctoral fellow in the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard University. While a graduate student and postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Weninger was actively involved in undergraduate teaching, winning six teaching awards.

Dr. Weninger received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University, and a B.S. degree in chemistry with highest honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently chairs the Collaboration for Alzheimer’s Prevention; serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rugen Therapeutics; serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Aratome, Atalanta, Eikonizo, Engrail Therapeutics, Sironax, and Target ALS; serves as a member of the External Advisory Board for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center; serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Breuer Foundation, Brown University’s Carney Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Denali Therapeutics, the Indian Institute of Science’s Centre for Brain Research, the MIT Yang-Tan Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Boston Children’s Hospital Technology Development Fund, the Harvard Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator Fund, the Tufts Launchpad Accelerator, the UK Dementia Research Institute, and is part of the Harvard Experts in Residence (XIR) network. She served as the President of Alzforum for over a decade and continues as a special advisor to the site. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI); as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Annexon Biosciences (NASDAQ: ANNX), BRI-Alzan (acquired by MeiraGTx), Digital Cognition Technologies (acquired by Linus Health), Enspectra, Inscopix (acquired by Bruker Corporation), Neumora Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NMRA), and Syllable Life Sciences (acquired by Neumora).

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  • Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DNLI) is dedicated to defeating neurodegenerative diseases through rigorous therapeutic discovery and development. Learn more at

  • Engrail Therapeutics is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company with the aspiration of becoming a leader in neuroscience. Their purpose is to deliver transformational therapies that improve the lives of patients with neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases.
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  • Neumora Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRA) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering precision medicines for brain diseases through the integration of data science and neuroscience. Neumora is redefining neuroscience research and development with a data-driven precision neuroscience platform to cut through brain disease heterogeneity to match the right patient populations to targeted therapeutics. The Company’s precision data science platform integrates multiple data types to define patient subtypes through the development of Data Biopsy Signatures™ and Precision Phenotypes™.  Learn more at

  • Sironax is a developer of pharmaceuticals for inflammatory and neuro-degenerative diseases. The company researches apoptosis and other cell death pathways to develop quality pharmaceuticals, enabling healthcare professionals to prescribe advanced treatments to their patients.