Allan Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute

BSc in Biology, Duke University; PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine. Broad scientific experience in genetics, molecular biology and development. Former management positions, Merck and Co., Rosetta Inpharmatics and Avitech Diagnostics. 2003, joined the Allen Institute to help start up the organization as one of its first employees; was instrumental in recruiting an integrated interdisciplinary team, building the Institute's scientific operations from the ground up and successfully driving the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas to completion in 2006; provided strategic leadership and vision through the expansion of the Institute's portfolio of large-scale, high-impact initiatives from the mouse brain atlas through to work on the human brain; has driven multiple projects from conception to delivery as free, public resources, gaining support from the NIH, as well as various foundations and other funders to further expand the Institute's offerings.