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Ask Me Anything: Cellular Brain Atlases


Join neuroscience leaders Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D., and Ed Lein, Ph.D., from the Allen Institute for Brain Science during an “Ask Me Anything” virtual event on Reddit. Zeng and Lein will be available for two hours to answer your questions about mammalian brain cell types research and the promise of this work for future treatments and therapies for brain diseases and disorders like Alzheimer’s.

Mar 11, 2024



2:30PM-4:30PM PT


Doctors, General public, Graduate, High School, Postdocs, Scientists, Students, Teachers, Undergraduate

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Cellular Brain Atlases: From Mouse to Man, Understanding Cell Type Organization in the Mammalian Brain and the Promise it May Hold for Brain Disease

Scientists at the Allen Institute together with collaborators around the world recently achieved two major scientific milestones to advance our understanding of the brain:

  1. Detailed cellular maps of the entire human brain reveal clues. Scientists have just unveiled a massive effort to understand our own brains and those of our closest primate relatives by examining over 3,000 different brain cell types.
  2. Scientists unveil first complete cellular map of adult mouse brain. This high-resolution atlas catalogues over 5,300 cell types along with their spatial distribution across the brain.

Join neuroscience leaders, Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D., and Ed Lein, Ph.D., for an “Ask Me Anything” virtual event on Reddit. This event is taking place on Monday, March 11, from 2:30pm – 4:30pm (Pacific) and it corresponds with Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. 

Brain Awareness Week

A global campaign hosted by the Dana Foundation to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science, the Allen Institute proudly participates in Brain Awareness Week to promote our neuroscience leadership and resources, celebrate research milestones in our community, and educate our followers neuroscience research. 

Follow us on social media for our other Brain Awareness Week festivities, and join us in person for BrainFest at Pacific Science Center on Sunday, March 16, between 1pm-5pm (Pacific).

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