NIH-CZI Junior Investigators Atlas Builders Meeting (Overview)


The NIH-CZI Junior Investigators Atlas Builders Meeting will be held March 17-19, 2024 at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD and virtually. Registration is closed.  

This 2-day meeting will bring together biologists, physician scientists, computational biologists, and other computational experts in the early stages of their careers from the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network, Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN), The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP), Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP), GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP), Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet), Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative - Cell Census Network (BICCN), Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Seed Network to work towards building atlases of tissue organization at an unprecedented resolution for answering fundamental questions in human health and disease.

For the purposes of this meeting, a 'junior investigator' is defined as a graduate student, postdoc, staff scientist, or early-career faculty.

The current meeting agenda can be found here and will be updated periodically.  The meeting will include sessions on specific scientific topics, career development, and networking sessions as well as several presentations by plenary speakers.  We are excited to announce our plenary speakers: Ashley Laughney, Ph.D.; Clatyon C. Yates, Ph.D.; and Catharine Young, Ph.D.

For further information or questions about the meeting program, contact Andreas Bueckle, Ph.D. at


If you require special arrangements or accommodations to fully participate in this meeting, please contact Dena Procaccini at at least 10 days before the meetings to discuss your needs.


Planning Committee:
Rafael Arrojo e Drigo
Ninh Ba Le
Monica Brown
Andi Bueckle
Kate Djambazova
Archie Enninful
James Fulcher
Brittney Gorman
Enrique Israel Velazquez Villarreal
Alejandro Jimenez-Sanchez
Sunghyun Kim
Peter Luo
Lisa Milchsack
Briana Santo
Xujing Wang
Kevin Zemaitis

Program Team:
Eric Brunskill
Richard Conroy
Sharmistha Ghosh-Janjigian
Dan Gossett
Sean Hanlon
Shannon Hughes
Ivana Jelic
Leah Mechanic
Dena Procaccini
Veronica Taylor
Garabet Yeretssian