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Next Generation Leaders

Fostering collaboration and innovation from emerging leaders in bioscience

Emerging bioscience leaders

The Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program at the Allen Institute aims to support emerging and diverse early-career researchers in bioscience who will contribute to cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on the future of science while exploring creative approaches to conduct research.

Next Generation Leaders have a passion for collaborative research to understand the complex problems facing bioscience research today. They bring expertise in their chosen research field, sharing fresh ideas and perspectives to enhance scientific research as well as expertise in subspeciality disciplines such as bioethics, pedagogy, data visualization, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B), public health, curriculum development and so forth.

Past Next Generation Leaders

Eiman Azim, Ph.D. | Salk Institute
Andre Berndt, Ph.D. | University of Washington
Renata Batista Brito, Ph.D. | Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Aparna Bhaduri, Ph.D. | University of California, San Francisco
Denise Cai, Ph.D. | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mark Cembrowski, Ph.D. | University of British Columbia
Jerry Chen, Ph.D. | Boston University
Eva Dyer, Ph.D. | Emory University
Jennifer Garrison, Ph.D. | Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Lisa Giocomo, Ph.D. | Stanford University
Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D. | California Institute of Technology
Michael Halassa, M.D., Ph.D. | The Neuroscience Institute, New York University
Mark Harnett, Ph.D. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keith Hengen, Ph.D. | Washington University in St. Louis
Alexander Huth, Ph.D. | University of Texas at Austin
Christina Kim, Ph.D. | Stanford University
Jens Kremkow, Ph.D. | Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Scott Linderman, Ph.D. | Stanford University
Michael Lodato, Ph.D. | University of Massachusetts Medical School
Simona Lodato, Ph.D. | Humanitas University
Evan Macosko, M.D., Ph.D. | Harvard Medical School
Andrew Miri, Ph.D. | Northwestern University
Richard Naud, Ph.D. | University of Ottawa
Tomasz Nowakowski, Ph.D. | University of California, San Francisco
Lucy Palmer, Ph.D. | The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
Catherine Peña, Ph.D. | Princeton University
Ueli Rutishauser, Ph.D. | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Krishanu Saha, Ph.D. | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Neville Sanjana, Ph.D. | New York Genome Center & New York University
Benjamin Scott, Ph.D. | Boston University
Nick Steinmetz, Ph.D. | University of Washington
Emily Sylwestrak, Ph.D. | University of Oregon
Maria Antonietta Tosches, Ph.D. | Columbia University
John Tuthill, Ph.D. | University of Washington
Michael Yartsev, Ph.D. | Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Yttri, Ph.D. | Carnegie Mellon University

Science Programs at Allen Institute