Allen Institute

What We Do

We believe the next great frontier is human

That’s why we are dedicated to uncovering solving some of the greatest mysteries of our minds and bodies.

We are a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to share all we learn openly with the world. Our teams delve deep into the mechanics of our brain, probe the structures and functions of our cells, investigating how our bodies fight disease, and pursue ideas that are on the very edge of our understanding. 

Explore our Scientific Divisions

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Uncovering the mysteries of the brain requires a large-scale approach using multidisciplinary teams with diverse skillsets and minds open to discovery. For more than 15 years, the Allen Institute for Brain Science has created valuable data, knowledge and tools that are openly shared through the Allen Brain Atlas data portal.

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Each of our cells is an intricate machine, driving our health and targeted by disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science aims to generate and share singular predictive and animated models of cells to enable researchers around the globe better insight into how our cells function. 

Allen Institute for Immunology

The human immune system is complex and dynamic, continuously working to keep us alive and healthy. But when it’s out of balance, disease can result. The Allen Institute for Immunology is defining the healthy human immune system and its natural variation, and what goes wrong in disease, with the goal of improving human health.

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

We are at a unique moment in bioscience where new ideas, combined with emerging technologies, will create unprecedented and transformational advancements in the field. Through continuous dialogue with scientists across the world, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group identifies opportunities where funding could create new knowledge and solve important problems to advance science and make the world a better place.