Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Hongkui Zeng is the Executive Vice President and Director of the independent nonprofit Allen Institute for Brain Science. A member of the Allen Institute since 2006, Dr. Zeng has spearheaded several key initiatives, including the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas, Mouse Cell Types and Connectivity Program, and most recently a comprehensive whole-brain atlas of cell types in the mouse. 

Dr. Zeng is an elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences for her work to understand the cells and connections in the mammalian brain, and leading the development of tools and openly available data resources that accelerate brain research worldwide.

Dr. Zeng received her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from Brandeis University and then was a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying hippocampus-dependent plasticity and learning.