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Thomas Daniel Allen Institute Board

Thomas L. Daniel, Ph.D.

Washington Research Foundation


Dr. Tom Daniel is the President and CEO of the Washington Research Foundation and Emeritus Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Washington. His research and teaching melds neuroscience, computing, and engineering to understand the control and dynamics of movement in biology. He was MacArthur Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He is on the Board of Directors for Allen Institute and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. He serves on the Biological Sciences Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation and the Board of the National Centre for Biological Sciences in India.

Dr. Daniel has exceptional expertise in science and technology. At the University of Washington, he was on the Biology faculty for 38 years and held the Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair, as well as adjunct appointments in Computer Science and Engineering, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering. He was also the co-director of the Washington Research Foundation-supported UW Institute of Neuroengineering.

Dr. Daniel holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a Doctoral Degree in Biology from Duke, and completed postdoctoral training in engineering sciences at Caltech.

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