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Team Spotlights


Science in Sixty | Luke Campagnola

March 16, 2022

When Luke Campagnola isn't investigating the complexities of mammalian brain circuitry, he's spending time with family and practicing parkour.


Science in Sixty | Brian Lee

May 12, 2021

Learn about Brian Lee's career journey and research in our latest Science in Sixty.


Science in Sixty | Kathy Richmond

May 5, 2021

Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, is looking for the best ideas out there to change how we think about biology and accelerate discovery.

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News at the Allen Institute

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Hongkui Zeng receives Pradel Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences

January 23, 2023

Zeng’s research to decipher the various cell types and connections in the brain drives progress in the field


The interior design of our cells

January 4, 2023

Database of 200,000 cell images yields new mathematical framework to understand our cellular building blocks 


SciShots: Who talks to the visual part of the brain?

December 22, 2022

Technique built off rabies virus lets scientists trace backward flow of neural activity in the mouse brain


News from the Allen Institute | December 2022

December 21, 2022

Highlights include our 2022 annual report, our latest Lab Notes podcast, newly announced Allen Distinguished Investigators, and more.

Annual Report

From Understanding to Impact | 2022 Annual Report

December 16, 2022

Allen Institute researchers are tackling the next frontiers of science, bringing talented minds and teamwork to bear on large problems that require creative solutions.


The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Announces 16 New Allen Distinguished Investigators

December 15, 2022

$10M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in protein lifespan and nutrient sensing


Allen Institute names Executive Director, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and Innovation VP

December 12, 2022

Allen Institute names Helen Protheroe as Executive Director, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and Arden Yang as Vice President, Innovation.


Allen Institute Announces 2022 Next Generation Leaders

December 8, 2022

Six early-career neuroscientists will help guide research into the complexities of the mammalian brain 


Scientists capture detailed snapshots of mouse brain cells nibbling on neurons

November 28, 2022

3D structures of cells and connections reveal new role for an understudied brain cell


How do human neurons respond to psychedelics?

November 12, 2022

Neuroscientists send live human brain samples on a trip to glean insights into consciousness, therapy for depression and anxiety  


SciShots: Illuminating a mysterious brain structure

November 11, 2022

Neuroscientists are shedding literal light on the mouse claustrum, a tiny part of the brain with an outsized number of connections 


Lake Conferences

November 9, 2022

Circuit Neuroscience Basel and the Allen Institute are pleased to announce the Lake Conferences aiming to provide stimulating forums to broad research communities in key developing areas of neuroscience.


These brain cells named for stars contribute to Alzheimer’s

November 3, 2022

Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease 


SciShots: Brain-o-lantern

October 31, 2022

Quality control spies a spooky brain


Allen Institute names Chris Beaudoin as Chief Operations Officer

October 21, 2022

Beaudoin brings more than two decades of leadership experience in the healthcare field to the Institute


Allen Institute to become part of ShakeAlert® Earthquake early warning system along the west coast

October 20, 2022

Emergency alerts provide vital seconds for people to shelter in place or better secure their environment


SciShots: The Brain’s Cleanup Crew and Paramedics

October 14, 2022

The shape-shifting microglia play a vital role in maintaining brain health


Lab Notes | Cracking the code of addiction

October 13, 2022

Neuroscientists are working to crack the biology of reward and addiction.


News from the Allen Institute | October 2022

October 6, 2022

Highlights include the first major open Alzheimer's dataset release, an Open Science Week recap, our newly announced efforts to map the whole human brain, the latest Lab Notes podcast episode and more.


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

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