We are excited to announce that two UWIN faculty members, Andre Berndt and John Tuthill, have been named as 2017 Allen Institute for Brain Science Next Generation Leaders! The Allen Institute’s Next Generation Leaders are “distinguished early-career researchers who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to scientists at the Allen Institute”.
“We are very pleased to welcome this group of impressive researchers as advisors to the Allen Institute,” says Christof Koch, President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. “Their caliber and fresh perspectives make them invaluable to our team. We look forward to hearing their feedback as well as providing guidance as they build their own careers.”
According to the Allen Institute, “Next Generation Leaders are selected each year through a competitive application process from a pool of international applicants.” Six researchers were appointed in the 2017 cohort; only two of the six are from the University of Washington, and both of those are UWIN faculty members! This is the first time University of Washington faculty have been named Allen Institute Next Generation Leaders.