Solving the mysteries of bioscience
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
Unlocking the mysteries of us
We’re exploring the unknowns of human biology and accelerating scientific progress by sharing our research openly with the world.
At the Allen Institute we’re researching the brain, cells, and immune system to unlock treatments and cures and expand our understanding of human health.
Read about scientific breakthroughs and ongoing explorations
We ask big questions that expand our understanding of human 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.
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.
At the Allen Institute, we are committed to ensuring that our teams are diverse and inclusive, and we strive to create a transparent culture that prioritizes respect above all else.
- Christof Koch, Ph.D.
- Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Director, Allen Institute for Brain Science
- Crystal Stanfield, Director
Talent Acquisition & HR Systems