Allen Y. Chen is a joint MD-PhD student between Harvard
Biophysics, MIT Medical Engineering/Medical Physics, and Harvard Medical
School. He received an AB in chemistry and physics from Harvard University,
where he earned early election to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude. As a Gates Cambridge
Scholar he received an MPhil in chemistry from University of Cambridge, where
he developed a single-molecule fluorescence protocol that enabled novel
biophysical studies of amyloid aggregation. He completed his PhD thesis research on
applications of synthetic biology to production and patterning of
self-assembling amyloid materials, and is now pursuing additional training in human
genetics concurrently with finishing medical school. Going forward he hopes to
apply his background in quantitative biology, genetics, and technology development
to study genetically defined diseases.
2013 - The Newman Entrepreneurial Initiative
Agile Devices co-founded with Hertz Fellow Vyas Ramanan and Leo Tsai MD/PhD, Harvard Medical School and Ben Merewitz, MIT Sloan School of Management.