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At the Allen Institute, we’re fulfilling Paul Allen’s enduring quest to push the limits of human exploration by unlocking the knowledge inside each of us. Our scientific divisions work in thoughtfully calibrated teams that continually find new ways past convention, while measuring ourselves against clear goals and metrics.

The Allen Institute is committed to an inclusive culture which encourages, nurtures, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, collaborators, partners, and communities. We believe that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds.  High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives.  We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our open positions.

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In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance. To complete the hiring process, you must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for a medical or religious exemption prior to your first day of employment.


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News at the Allen Institute

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Mapping the whole human brain: Allen Institute to lead global collaboration

September 22, 2022

NIH BRAIN Initiative to fund primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research


SciShots: The brain’s mysterious, multipurpose immune system

September 16, 2022

Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease? 


Opening up about open science

September 15, 2022

In five words, more or less, what does open science mean to you? We asked our talented teams at the Allen Institute.


Look in the labs | Electron Microscopy Suite

September 15, 2022

Mapping the brain is a gigantic undertaking. Look in the lab to see how our scientists are using electron microscopy to map intricate connections between brain cells at ultra-high resolution. 


Look in the labs | Immunology

September 14, 2022

See how our Immunology scientists are working to develop a consistent, standardized, and comprehensive understanding of the human immune system


Look in the labs | Neural Dynamics

September 13, 2022

Scientists are 3D imaging whole mouse brains in high resolution to learn how different brain regions connect and communicate.


Look in the labs

September 12, 2022

Get a behind the scenes look at the specialized laboratories and talented teams who make our work possible here at the Allen Institute. 


Look in the labs | Cell Science

September 12, 2022

What makes human cells healthy and what goes wrong in disease? Allen Institute for Cell Science researchers investigate to learn more. 


23 interns, 4 coffee machines, 1 summer: Through the eyes of this year’s cohort of budding science professionals

August 26, 2022

Allen Institute welcomes interns on-site for the first time since 2019 — these are some of their stories 


Lab Notes | Bees suffer from social isolation too

August 25, 2022

Neuroscientist Z Yan Wang investigated how social isolation impacted young bumblebees, and it looks like they grow up to be a little ‘socially awkward.’


From 300,000 mouse neurons, scientists hope to glean how the brain drives behavior

August 23, 2022

New public dataset captures billions of electrical spikes from brains of animals trained to identify ‘oddball’ photos 


A prescription for exercise: Scientists want to help you find the best workout for your brain

August 9, 2022

Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia 


SciShots: Clusters of Alzheimer’s cells

August 5, 2022

New data explores the cellular landscape of Alzheimer’s disease


DNA’s molecular wrinkles: Why you might be older or younger than you think

August 3, 2022

‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why 


Where does Alzheimer's begin?

July 29, 2022

Pinpointing the cellular roots of Alzheimer's disease to find new targets for treatments and therapies.


DNA Typewriter keeps a record of cells’ long histories

July 21, 2022

Molecular recording device could be used to trace cell-by-cell growth of an entire animal


News from the Allen Institute | July 2022

July 15, 2022

Highlights include: a podcast episode with Christof Koch on building consciousness meter, a patient's story with multiple myeloma, exploring why the brain so difficult to understand, and more!


SciShots: The 3D network inside a mouse’s brain

July 8, 2022

Scientists are piecing together the puzzle of the brain using light-sheet microscopy


SciShots: Brain tumors in high-res

June 30, 2022

Scientists are using tumor “spheroids” to study glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer

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