Investigators & Fellows

2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Explore the links below to learn more about what our newest Investigators hope to accomplish with their funding and how they became inspired to take on these projects:

A Brain-Computer Interface to Reanimate the Limbs Following Spinal Injury: Development of a Brain-Computer-Spinal Interface
Dr. Joshua Smith; Dr. Adrienne Fairhall; Dr. Chet Moritz, University of Washington

Redefining Botswana lymphoma characterization, assessment, and treatment in Botswana
Dr. Bruce Chabner, Massachusetts General/Harvard University

Analysis of Positively Selected Genetic Changes Unique to Modern Humans    
Dr. Svante Paabo, Max Planck Institute

Genetic Mutation of HARs and Human Neurocognition
Dr. Evan Eichler, University of Washington

Molecular and genetic analysis of human brain evolution
Dr. Christopher Walsh, Boston Children’s Hospital

Microbial Studies of Cellular Decision-making: Game Theory and the Evolutionary Origins of Cooperation
Dr. Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cell-Size Control and its Evolution at the Single-Cell Level
Dr. Suckjoon Jun, University of California, San Diego

Untangling the Wires: An Integrated Framework for Probing Signal Encoding and Decoding in Cellular Circuits
Dr. Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco

Crowd Computing with Bacteria: Balancing Phenotypic Diversity and Coordinated Behavior
Dr. Thierry Emonet, Yale University; Dr. Thomas Shimizu, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics; Dr. Steven Zucker, Yale University

Towards Whole-Cell Models of Higher Organisms
Dr. Markus Covert, Stanford University