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.
To minimize risk of transmission of COVID-19 among employees and to meet Washington state mandates, we activated a work from home policy for non-essential employees, effective March 6th.
While our experimental program is compromised, all of our other activities continue uninhibited and we remain open for science. Our cell lines and plasmids are still available from Coriell and Addgene, respectively. Our computational analysis tools and visualization platforms can be viewed and utilized by researchers and educators on allencell.org.
If your laboratory is working on COVID-19 research, and you think any of our resources might help you, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Cell Shorts | Lab-grown human skin holds promise for skin grafts
June 4, 2020
Researchers have succeeded in growing the most lifelike human skin in the lab to date. Allen Institute for Cell Science cell lines formed the basis for the human skin organoids.
In the News
Science-ing from home
March 26, 2020
Our Ru Gunawardane joined researchers from around the globe to chat with Nature about keeping research moving and lab members motivated and mentally healthy.
A new discovery about ALS
February 13, 2020
Stem cell researcher Evangelos Kiskinis and his colleagues discovered a strange — literal — wrinkle in neurons from ALS patients. Allen Institute for Cell Science resources are helping them study these features in more detail.