Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation
Supporting innovation in science and education.
The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation was established in 2000 to support cutting edge science and science education around the world. The foundation is also an active supporter of early education, youth initiatives and international peace accords. The foundation is based in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.
In 2003, the Foundation established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $35 million gift to the university. Under the direction of Martin Nowak, the Program is one of the first of its kind to study the evolution of molecular biology with the primary use of mathematics. It became one of the first departments to develop a mathematical model of how cancer cells evolve as well as infectious bacteria and viruses such as HIV. The Program’s models have led to key discoveries towards fighting several diseases. More recently, pivotal work has been done in mapping colon cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs, mapping the progression of pancreatic cancer, targeting the topology of minority mutations that drive tumor growth and creating a database to predict and minimize resistance to HIV drugs.
The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation has supported many leading scientists including Stephen Hawkings, Martin Nowak, Gregory Benford, Lee Smolin, Seth Lloyd, Lawrence Krauss, Artificial Intelligence scientist, Marvin Minsky and Nobel Laureates Gerard 't Hooft, David Gross and Frank Wilczek.
The foundation also funds numerous universities and science institutes including the Santa Fe Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Jeffrey Epstein is a former member of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Committee at Harvard, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Academy of Science and a former Rockefeller University Board Member. Mr. Epstein is also an active member of the Edge Organization.
Jeffrey Epstein and Henry Rosovsky