Solving the mysteries of bioscience
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
The mission of the Allen Institute is to understand the principles that govern life, and to advance health. Our creative and multi-dimensional teams focus on answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience.
At the Allen Institute we’re researching the brain, our cells, the immune system – life itself – to expand our understanding of health, and to unlock new treatments and cures.
Read about scientific breakthroughs and ongoing explorations
We ask big questions that expand our understanding of health and disease at a foundational level. Our open-science approach spurs collaboration and accelerates discovery, as we make our tools, platforms, resources, and data available to the scientific community. Explore our work by research area.
We believe collaboration is fundamental to the scientific process.
We are mathematicians, physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, cell biologists, geneticists, informatics experts, and administrative professionals working side-by-side to accelerate scientific progress.
At the Allen Institute, we are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, and a strong culture of belonging where everyone has some agency in our mission.
We are based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the city’s biotechnology hub. Our 270,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters and research complex fosters the collaboration and cross-disciplinary interactions that fuel our science.
- Christof Koch, Ph.D.
- Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Director, Allen Institute for Brain Science
- Crystal Stanfield, Director
Talent Acquisition & HR Systems