Ethan Allen received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Oregon and did postdoctoral research both there and at the University of Texas, Austin.
He then developed exhibits for Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and designed and implemented science education renewal programs throughout Chicago's public schools.
Returning to the Pacific Northwest, Ethan led science education partnerships at the UW's Department of Molecular Biotechnology and later at the Institute for Systems Biology.
Currently heading up education programs for both the UW Center for Nanotechnology and Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center, Ethan works closely with administrators, faculty, graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students, as well as with K-12 teachers and a broad spectrum of the general public.
Health and medicine, Energy, Societal implications, Consumer products