Allen Zhou, PhD

VP of Engineering

Allen came to Element Biosciences in June 2018 after serving as a Principal Engineer at Illumina. While there, he helped deliver various instruments and products from qPCR to multiple sequencing platforms. He also co-invented an alternative sequencing chemistry.


Previously, Allen worked at Life Technologies as a Staff Engineer, where he designed and built the data processing pipeline for the company’s single molecule sequencing technology.


Allen started his career at Second Sight Medical Products as an Image Processing Engineer, where he helped build an FDA-approved retinal implant to restore eyesight in retinitis pigmentosa patients.


Allen has his PhD in Biomedical Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Biology.

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