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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 believes 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 for our open positions.

Our teams are curious, innovative, diverse, and passionate about science. Join us to help make a global impact.

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Eric Isaac | #BlackExcellence

February 28, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black excellence at the Allen Institute. Here in his own words is Software Engineer Eric Isaac.

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Jacquie Estep | #BlackExcellence

February 23, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Program Manager Jacquie Estep

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Alice Mukora | #BlackExcellence

February 17, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Data Analyst Alice Mukora.

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Delissa McMillen | #BlackExcellence

February 8, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Research Associate Delissa McMillen.

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Yeme Bishaw | #BlackExcellence

February 1, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Research Associate Yeme Bishaw.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: January 2021

January 28, 2021

Read about our latest studies on Neuropixels probes and visual neurons, and register for upcoming events

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Tiny high-tech probes reveal how information flows across the brain

January 21, 2021

In the largest study of its kind to date, scientists use ‘Neuropixels’ probes to capture details of how the mouse brain sees the world

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News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: January 2021

January 14, 2021

Highlights include our latest Lab Notes podcast episode, 3 mysteries of COVID-19, and more.

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3 immune mysteries of COVID-19 — and 1 big success story

January 12, 2021

The pandemic has revealed how much we really don’t know about our own immune systems, experts say

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Starved but unable to eat: Life with Crohn’s

December 23, 2020

Aldan Beaubien was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in high school. Now an IT engineer at a research institute studying the disease, he has new hope for better treatments or even a cure.

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These visual neurons catch what we might miss

December 16, 2020

When mice see faint objects approaching head on, certain neurons kick into gear — possibly to warn them

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2020: Year in review

December 14, 2020

A look back at science highlights from a year like no other, from the Allen Institute’s research in the immune system, brain, cell biology and the frontiers of science

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News from the Allen Institute: December 2020

December 10, 2020

Highlights include, our latest Lab Notes podcast, our 2020 Annual Report, links found between unsung brain cells and Huntington's disease, and more.

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2020 Annual Report: Science is...

December 9, 2020

Science is a new perspective. Science is critical. Science is life-changing. Science is... We explore these concepts in our 2020 annual report.

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News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: December 2020

December 1, 2020

Highlights include: new CRISPRi cell lines, funding through the NIH's 4D Nucleome program, upcoming events, and more.

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Can we find gratitude in 2020?

November 23, 2020

In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, Allen Institute researchers and staff share what they are grateful for, in this strange and trying year

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