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Iris Stone, Ph.D.

Shanahan Foundation Fellow

Bio:

Iris Stone joined the Allen Institute and the University of Washington as a Shanahan Foundation Fellow in October 2023. She received her Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience and a graduate certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning from Princeton University. During her graduate studies, she worked with Prof. Jonathan Pillow and Prof. Ilana Witten to develop latent variable models for characterizing the dynamic structure underlying complex behaviors in mice, such as decision-making and exploration. Her past experience also includes an internship at a biotech startup focused on using cerebral organoids to develop treatments for neurological diseases, as well as a B.S. in Physics from George Mason University, where she researched the use of organic and nanomaterials in biomedical applications. Iris is enthusiastic about working on open, team-oriented science and supporting the Allen Institute's mission of unlocking treatments and cures for human health.