The cell is the building block of all living organisms and is incredibly complex. We’re taking a novel, holistic approach to understand the human cell and help accelerate cell biology and biomedical research.
Our bodies are composed of trillions of specialized cells. It’s the building block that makes us—and unmakes us—in health and disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science uses diverse technologies and approaches at a large scale to study the cell and its components as an integrated system. Our live imaging data of the major cell structures, tagged by genome-editing human stem cells, is used to develop predictive models of cell states and behavior. One of our founding credos is open science, therefore, all our data and methods at the Allen Cell Explorer are publicly available to scientists worldwide.
Cell Science News
A new technique to make beating human heart cells glow
April 10, 2019
Fluorescent labels on the cellular structures that allow our hearts to beat will enable studies of cardiac defects or regeneration
New VR game lets you learn about cells by tossing them
February 19, 2019
The app, now on display at Pacific Science Center, teaches users the stages of cell division through interactions with 3D models of human cells
Cell Shorts | A new window into heart cells
January 30, 2019
See how Christopher Chen used the Allen Cell Collection to study the development of sarcomeres in heart muscle cells.