Sam Allon is a Chemistry PhD student in the Shalek Lab. He is interested in using single-cell genomics and imaging to explore how immune cells coordinate complex behaviors, from affinity maturation of antibodies to tolerance of self-antigens.

Sam grew up by the hills of Valley Forge, where he liked to launch pump rockets with his younger brother. As a biochemistry major at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked with Professor Kristen Lynch to discover regulation mechanisms of alternative mRNA splicing. Sam likes writing, science outreach, and sequencing everything.