Staff Profiles

Lynne A. Becker, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Scientific Program Management

Lynne Becker is an Associate Director with the Allen Institute for Immunology where she provides scientific program management oversight and is responsible for supporting partner alliances within this division of the Institute. Lynne joined the Allen Institute in 2014 as a Senior Scientific Program Manager with the Institute for Brain Science. In that role, she managed several large externally funded grants comprised of multiple external collaborators.

Before joining the Allen Institute, Lynne held project management positions in biopharma, research and healthcare environments.  Following a postdoctoral fellowship, she joined the Molecular Profiling Program Management team at Rosetta Inpharmatics supporting Merck’s Oncology Franchise.  At Covance Genomics Laboratory, Lynne served as a Functional PM Lead responsible for managing cross-functional teams to successfully plan and complete client projects, ranging from pre-clinical discovery to Phase III clinical trials across diverse therapeutic areas.  While at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Lynne managed all aspects of a large Laboratory Information Management System implementation in an FDA regulated clinical laboratory. 

Lynne received her PhD from the University of Nebraska and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in the Department of Laboratory Medicine where she focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which microbial pathogens survive host innate immunity. 

Selected Publications View Publications

Reconstruction of neocortex: Organelles, compartments, cells, circuits, and activity

March 17, 2022

Turner NL, Macrina T, Bae JA, Yang R, Wilson AM, Schneider-Mizell C, Lee K, Lu R, Wu J, Bodor AL, Bleckert AA, Brittain D, Froudarakis E, Dorkenwald S, Collman F, Kemnitz N, Ih D, Silversmith WM, Zung J, Zlateski A, Tartavull I, Yu SC, Popovych S, Mu S, Wong W, Jordan CS, Castro M, Buchanan J, Bumbarger DJ, Takeno M, Torres R, Mahalingam G, Elabbady L, Li Y, Cobos E, Zhou P, Suckow S, Becker L, Paninski L, Polleux F, Reimer J, Tolias AS, Reid RC, da Costa NM, Seung HS

Structure and function of axo-axonic inhibition

December 1, 2021

Schneider-Mizell CM, Bodor AL, Collman F, Brittain D, Bleckert A, Dorkenwald S, Turner NL, Macrina T, Lee K, Lu R, Wu J, Zhuang J, Nandi A, Hu B, Buchanan J, Takeno MM, Torres R, Mahalingam G, Bumbarger DJ, Li Y, Chartrand T, Kemnitz N, Silversmith WM, Ih D, Zung J, Zlateski A, Tartavull I, Popovych S, Wong W, Castro M, Jordan CS, Froudarakis E, Becker L, Suckow S, Reimer J, Tolias AS, Anastassiou CA, Seung HS, Reid RC, da Costa NM

Distinct roles of the Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium CyaY and YggX proteins in the biosynthesis and repair of iron-sulfur clusters

Infection and Immunity
April 2014

Velayudhan J, Karlinsey JE, Frawley ER, Becker LA, Nartea M, Fang FC

The NsrR regulon in nitrosative stress resistance of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

Molecular Microbiology
September 2012

Karlinsey JE, Bang IS, Becker LA, Frawley ER, Porwollik S, Robbins HF, Thomas VC, Urbano R, McClelland M, Fang FC

Multiple targets of nitric oxide in the tricarboxylic acid cycle of Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium

Cell Host and Microbe
July 2011

Richardson AR, Payne EC, Younger N, Karlinsey JE, Thomas VC, Becker LA, Navarre WW, Castor ME, Libby SJ, Fang FC

The phage shock protein PspA facilitates divalent metal transport and is required for virulence of Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium

Molecular Microbiology
November 2010

Karlinsey JE, Maguire ME, Becker LA, Crouch ML, Fang FC