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Allen Institute announces 2020 Next Generation Leaders

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Six early-career neuroscientists will participate in unique advisory council for the Institute

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“These advisors are really the rising leaders in their fields. They bring fresh, invaluable perspectives to conversations about our research,” said Saskia de Vries, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator in the MindScope Program and co-chair of the Next Generation Leaders Committee along with Jim Berg, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Electrophysiology at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. 


“In the midst of all the changes and firsts that come with starting a lab, the opportunity to be part of the Next Generation Leaders program has had a transformative impact on the beginning of my career,” said Keith Hengen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Next Generation Leaders Council since 2018.ns forward at my university.”

The Next Generation Leaders Council will convene virtually at this year’s Showcase Symposium, Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, where they will present their own research and give feedback on research presented by early-career Allen Institute researchers. 

The newly appointed Next Generation Leaders are:

  • Clinton Cave, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Middlebury College
  • Lucas Cheadle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Yvette Fisher, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School
  • Fenna Krienen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School
  • Bianca Jones Marlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Columbia University
  • Cindy Poo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher at the Champalimaud Foundation

About the Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is a division of the Allen Institute (alleninstitute.org), an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical research organization, and is dedicated to accelerating the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease.

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