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Lynne A. Becker, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Scientific Program Management


Lynne Becker is an Associate Director with the Allen Institute for Immunology where she provides scientific program management oversight and is responsible for supporting partner alliances within this division of the Institute. Lynne joined the Allen Institute in 2014 as a Senior Scientific Program Manager with the Institute for Brain Science. In that role, she managed several large externally funded grants comprised of multiple external collaborators.

Before joining the Allen Institute, Lynne held project management positions in biopharma, research and healthcare environments.  Following a postdoctoral fellowship, she joined the Molecular Profiling Program Management team at Rosetta Inpharmatics supporting Merck’s Oncology Franchise.  At Covance Genomics Laboratory, Lynne served as a Functional PM Lead responsible for managing cross-functional teams to successfully plan and complete client projects, ranging from pre-clinical discovery to Phase III clinical trials across diverse therapeutic areas.  While at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Lynne managed all aspects of a large Laboratory Information Management System implementation in an FDA regulated clinical laboratory.

Lynne received her PhD from the University of Nebraska and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in the Department of Laboratory Medicine where she focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which microbial pathogens survive host innate immunity.