Distinguished Investigators

Frontier Voices

Voices from the frontiers of bioscience 

Allen Distinguished Investigators and leaders at the Allen Discovery Centers are passionate thought leaders, explorers and innovators who seek world-changing breakthroughs in bioscience. Their research runs the gamut from population behavior of bacteria to human brain evolution. What they share is a pioneering spirit and the ability to imagine new frontiers of science.

Hear from researchers supported by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.

Hana El-Samad, Ph.D.

Hana El-Samad aims to understand how the PKA system, a cellular pipeline used to transmit many environmental signals, each of which elicits an exquisitely specific response. In this pursuit, Hana and her team have been able to develop broadly applicable technologies, both experimental and computational that push the precision and resolution of cell biological investigations.