A virtual field trip for your class
In our webinar series for educators and students, go behind the scenes of science to meet the professionals who make our research possible and get a glimpse of the many different careers in science. These free events are open to whole classes of students in the format of an interview with our staff and interactive discussion where students can ask questions and learn about what it takes to do cutting-edge research.
After you register, we’ll send you a link to share with your class with links to join on Zoom or YouTube and provide reading, videos, and more material to engage your students in advance of the session. Your students will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker via either Zoom or YouTube.
Educators: We welcome you to sign your classes up for these free events. The conversation will be geared towards students at the high school and early college/community college level. Educators are also welcome to bring students at other levels who may benefit from a discussion of career pathways as well.
Students: Please forward this page to your teacher to have them register on behalf of your whole class.
We also offer webinars for educators showcasing lesson plans that use our open data resources. For more information, please see The Virtual Science Lab: Open lessons for biology educators.
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October 6, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Mackenzie Coston is a Research Associate in the Allen Institute for Cell Science. She helps run the automated cell culture platform, running a robot that takes care of cells. She also woorks in microscopy, taking high-magnification fluorescent images of our gene-edited, which help visualize the structures within these cells. Mackenzie has been at the Allen Institute since 2019 and is from Bellingham, WA.
Jeremy Miller, PhD
October 13, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Jeremy Miller is a Senior Scientist in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Jeremy works on several projects related to the publicly available Allen Cell Types Database, with the goal of identifying and characterizing cell types in the brain based on their properties. With other scientists, he is working on 1, naming these cell types, 2, understanding how different properties of cells relate to one another, and 3, learning how features of these cell types change with disease. Jeremy has been at the Allen Institute since 2011 and is from Maryland.
Delissa McMillen, MS, MBA
October 20, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Delissa McMillen is a Research Associate in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. She works in the molecular biology lab and uses single cell RNA sequencing to determine cell types on a molecular level. Her work contributes to the "parts list" of the brain being developed as part of the publicly available Allen Cell Types Database. She has been at the Allen Institute since 2017 and is from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Queens, NY.
Melissa Hendershott, PhD
October 27, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Melissa Hendershott is a Scientist in the Allen Institute for Cell Science. Her work contributes to the Institute's goal of developing a comprehensive understanding of the human cell. She studies how human cells behave by taking pictures of them as they undergo various processes, like growing, moving around or becoming a different type of cell. Melissa has been at the Allen Institute since 2016 and is from Colorado.
Anna Marie Yanny
November 10, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Anna Marie Yanny is a Research Associate in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Her work contributes to the "parts list" of the human brain being developed as part of the publicly available Allen Cell Types Database. She concentrates on sorting human brain cells based on which genes are active. Anna Marie has been at the Allen Institute since 2018 and is from Seattle.
November 17, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Lauren Alfiler is a Research Associate in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. She creates 3D computer reconstructions of full neurons from the brains of humans and mice that are part of the publicly available Allen Cell Types Database. This work is part of a larger project that is comparing genetic, electrical, and morphological (shape) properties of brain cells. Lauren has been at the Allen Institute since 2019 and is from Camas, Washington.
Jamie Sherman, PhD
December 1, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Jamie Sherman is an Engineer for Modeling and Theory in the Allen Institute for Cell Science. He creates open source software related to accessing and analyzing images of human cells like those in the 3D Cell Viewer. He also contributes to mathematical data analysis and research on phase transitions in the nucleolus. Jamie has been at the Allen Institute since 2018 and is from Connecticut and Austria.
Registration coming soon.
Greg Szeto, PhD
December 8, 2020, 10:00-10:30am PT
Greg Szeto is an Assistant Investigator for Experimental Immunology in the Allen Institute for Immunology. He leads projects that investigate how the human immune system works in health and disease. He develops hypotheses, runs experiments, and analyzes data to take experiments from start to finish. Greg has been at the Allen Institute since early 2020 and is from Maryland.
Registration coming soon.