SEATTLE - Relocating is stressful, even for a microbe. Knowing how a microorganism can quickly adapt to challenges of a new habitat helps researchers better understand how commensals (good microbes) and pathogens colonize diverse environments including soil, plant roots, and the human gut. Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) researchers are the first to discover that a protein once thought to have no regulatory function in microbes actually helps them to rapidly adapt to new environments.
SEATTLE - Wednesday, July 13, 2011 -- A former University of Washington star fundraiser will now lead philanthropy and communications for the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB). Sissy Walsh Bouchard, EdD has been named vice president of development and will direct ISB's fundraising programs and initiatives and maximize visibility of ISB's mission and strategic goals. She will serve as a member of the senior management team.
"I think the thing that is most unique about P4 Medicine is that it will represent a network of networks - genetic networks, molecular networks, cellular networks, tissue networks, individual networks, population networks, social networks."
President of Institute for Systems Biology
Director of Communications