Allen Institute Adds Caltech Neuroscientist

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The Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Seattle-based nonprofit backed by billionaire Paul Allen, said today it has hired Christof Koch as its new chief scientific officer. Koch comes from Caltech, where he spent 25 years on the faculty studying biophysics, neural computation, and neural systems, the Allen Institute said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled to have someone of this caliber directing our scientific efforts,” said Allan Jones, the Allen Institute’s chief executive officer, in a statement.