Nicola Allen receives $2.5 million Chan Zuckerberg Initiative early career award

LA JOLLA?Nicola Allen, an assistant professor in Salk?s Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, has received a five-year, $2.5 million Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), as part of a $51.95 million effort launching the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This new network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields?neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology and genomics?along with computational biologists and physicians, to understand the underlying causes of disorders such as Alzheimer?s, Parkinson?s, Huntington?s disease and ALS.

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