Steven Cook, Ph.D.
Steven joined the Allen Institute as a Scientist in the Neural Coding group in 2022 under the supervision of R. Clay Reid, Ph.D. His work involves developing new methods for automated serial section collection for high-throughput Electron Microscopy.
Prior to joining the Institute, Steven was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Oliver Hobert at Columbia University / HHMI. His work involved the genetic and connectomic analysis of cell type specification in nematodes, with a specific focus on evolutionary differences.
Steven completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the laboratory of Scott Emmons. He generated and analyzed connectomes for both sexes of C. elegans, showing widespread sexual dimorphism in a compact nervous system.