Chonnettia Jones is the newly appointed Executive Director for Addgene, a non-profit biorepository committed to accelerating discovery and innovation by making science more open, accessible and reproducible. Having held leadership roles in mission-oriented foundations in the US, UK/Europe and Canada, Chonnettia brings more than two decades of experience in science and health research strategy, funding and policy. Chonnettia co-founded the Research on Research Institute, an international consortium of funders, academics and technologists working in collaboration to drive a translational research program to inform best practices in research and maximize the impact of investments in research. Chonnettia serves on international advisory boards on open science, scholarly publishing, responsible research assessment and equity, diversity and inclusion. Chonnettia holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology from Emory University.