Dr. at Allen Institute for Brain Science
Trygve Bakken joined the Allen Institute in 2013 to help with computational analysis of high-dimensional spatiotemporal gene expression patterns in the developing primate brain. He is interested in leveraging these data to gain insight into the functional significance of genes implicated in human evolution and neuropsychiatric disease. He will contribute to a catalog of neuron types (circuit elements) in the human brain through the analysis of single cell transcriptomes. Previously, he studied physics and philosophy at Yale and the London School of Economics. He pursued a biological understanding of mind at UC San Diego and received an M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience under the mentorship of Charles Stevens and Nicholas Schork.