The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group names five new Allen Distinguished Invsetigators
June 15, 2017
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced five new Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) awards to researchers conducting pioneering research in epigenetics, aging and evolution. Each ADI is funded at $1.5 million over three years, totaling $7.5 million in funding.
“Each of these awards is given to researchers with the bold ideas and new perspectives we need to make the next big leap in bioscience,” says Tom Skalak, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. “Epigenetics, aging and evolution are all fields with great impact on human health and wellbeing, but that currently face significant gaps in knowledge. With these awards, we hope to make strides toward the kind of breakthrough insights that can change the direction of an entire area of research.”
The new ADI recipients are:
- Fei Chen, Ph.D., Broad Institute, and Jason Buenrostro, Ph.D., Broad Institute and Harvard University
- Jan Ellenberg, Ph.D., European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Ralf Jungmann, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry & LMU Munich
- Charles A. Gersbach, Ph.D., Duke University
Learn more in our press release.