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Ben started at the Allen Institute for Cell Science in 2015 to develop the automated tissue culture platform used by the Microscopy Team’s pipeline to generate consistent imaging plates of cell colonies for high magnification microscopy. Ben joined the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2008, starting in the Atlas lab, working with a great team and Tecan liquid handling platforms to complete the Institute brain atlas.
After the Atlas completion, Ben moved on to the In Vitro Human cell types team building on his laboratory automation experience by working on the development of an automated differentiation platform before moving to Cell Science. Ben earned his B.S. in Biology from San Francisco State University.