Allan Jones joined the Allen Institute in 2003 to help start up the organization as one of its first employees. Bringing extensive expertise in project leadership and high-throughput genomics operations from prior management positions at Merck and Co., Rosetta Inpharmatics and Avitech Diagnostics, Allan 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. He 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. Allan has broad scientific experience in genetics, molecular biology and development. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Duke University and a Ph.D. in genetics and developmental biology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.