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The Institute for Systems Biology is a nonprofit biomedical research organization based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 2000 by systems biologist Leroy Hood, immunologist Alan Aderem, and protein chemist Ruedi Aebersold. ISB was established on the belief that the conventional models for exploring and funding breakthrough science have not caught up with the real potential of what is possible today. ISB serves as the ultimate environment where scientific collaboration stretches across disciplines, where our researchers have the intellectual freedom to challenge the status quo, and where grand visions for breakthroughs in human health inspire a collective drive to achieve the seemingly impossible. Our core values ensure that we always keep our focus on the big ideas that eventually will have the biggest impact on human health.
Since 2000, ISB has grown to about 200 staffers, which includes 10 faculty members and laboratory groups.
Dr. Lee Hood, ISB president and co-founder, describes the kind of people
who work at ISB.
Dr. Nitin Baliga, SVP of ISB, explains how ISB culture is different.