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I am interested in the dynamic processes in cells: How does the cell move and change the position of its components in order to achieve different functional roles, and how do we actually see that happen? I am excited that The Allen Institute is well-positioned to tackle this problem from a unique perspective—that of using advanced live-cell, quantitative imaging techniques to build a model of the cell as an integrated system. This will allow us to not only understand and visualize the dynamics of individual structures, but also to reveal relationships between them.