Nicola Allen

Assistant Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Hearst Foundation Development Chair

Nicola Allen
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News

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What happens when your brain’s support cells aren’t so supportive?

LA JOLLA—Potentially explaining why even healthy brains don’t function well with age, Salk researchers have discovered that genes that are switched on early in brain development to sever connections between …


Can you hear me now? Ensuring good cellular connections in the brain

LA JOLLA—To have a good phone conversation, you need a good cellular connection. What’s true for mobile phones also turns out to be true for neurons.

Salk Institute scientists have …


Salk Institute scientist Nicola Allen named Pew Scholar

LA JOLLA–The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Salk Institute scientist Nicola Allen, an assistant professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, is one of 22 researchers to be named a …


Education

BSc, Anatomical Sciences, University of Manchester, England
PhD, Neuroscience, University College London, England
PhD, Advisor: David Attwell, PhD


Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Pew Scholar
  • 2005-2008 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Long Term Fellowship
  • 2004-2005 European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Long Term Fellowship
  • 1999-2003 Wellcome Trust PhD Fellowship

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