Distinguished Investigators

Frontier Voices

Voices from the frontiers of bioscience 

Allen Distinguished Investigators and leaders at the Allen Discovery Centers are passionate thought leaders, explorers and innovators who seek world-changing breakthroughs in bioscience. Their research runs the gamut from population behavior of bacteria to human brain evolution. What they share is a pioneering spirit and the ability to imagine new frontiers of science.

Hear from researchers supported by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.

Alex Schier, Ph.D.

Alex Schier Ph.D., a researcher at the Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing at the University of Washington describes how funding through the Allen Discovery Center program has impacted his research. Dr. Schier’s lab has contributed to the understanding of the molecular basis of embryogenesis and behavior and to the development of zebrafish as a model system.