Ed Lein, Allen Brain Institute, “New Technologies Driving Breakthroughs in Understanding Human Brain Complexity in Health and Disease”
Ed Lein is an Investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He received a B.S. in biochemistry from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in neurobiology from UC Berkeley, and performed postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Dr. Lein joined the Allen Institute in 2004 and has been a leader in the creation of new large-scale maps of the brain, created as open access resources for the community. He currently leads efforts to develop new high-throughput and high resolution technologies to understand the fine structure and function of the human brain that can be applied to study brain diseases as well.
Dr. Lein is also an Investigator in the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.