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ISB Q&A: Chris Witwer, CIP

Q: What is your role as the Associate Director for Compliance? CW: I am responsible for providing leadership on complex risk management issues, ensuring program accountability, and driving the Institute’s compliance efforts in a complex, often ambiguous, regulatory… Read More

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Lee Hood Startup Arivale Raises $36M Series B Funding

Arivale, the scientific wellness startup co-founded by ISB President Dr. Lee Hood, announced that it raised a $36 million Series B round of funding. Here are some highlights from the coverage so far: Seattle Times Genomeweb FierceBiotech

ISB senior research scientist Qiang Tian has received a promotion at the University of Washington to Affiliate Associate Professor.

ISB’s Qiang Tian Receives UW Promotion to Affiliate Associate Professor

June 29, 2015 – Congratulations to Qiang Tian, MD, PhD, ISB senior research scientist and head of the Cancer and Stem Cell Group (Hood Lab), who has received a promotion to Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of… Read More

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Dr. Lee Hood Among Top 10 Biotech Visionaries

Scientific American World View has compiled a list of the top 100 most-influential visionaries in biotech. The top 10 includes ISB President Dr. Lee Hood (page 11), as well as Bill and Melinda Gates, of the Gates Foundation;… Read More

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100K Wellness Project News: Arivale Launches

Geekwire.com posted coverage of the launch party of Arivale, a new “scientific wellness” company that ISB President Dr. Lee Hood co-founded. “I think it’s going to be very big,” said Hood in an interview Monday afternoon at his… Read More

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ISB Q&A: Liesl Wilke

In March, ISB announced the launch of the Wilke Lyme Disease Project, which has received $2.13 million in transformational gifts from Jeff and Liesl Wilke; Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos; and the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to tackle chronic… Read More

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Gustavo Glusman Promoted to Principal Scientist

By Dr. Lee Hood June 19, 2015 – It is an enormous delight for me to announce that Gustavo Glusman has been promoted to Principal Scientist. This is a new position that requires significant scientific accomplishments, a proven… Read More

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A Mixture of Markers from Two Distinct Cell Types Indicates Poor Prognosis in Breast Cancer

3 Bullets: Identifying the most aggressive cells in cancer (cancer stem cells) is essential for designing effective therapy and predicting patient outcomes. Using single-cell analysis techniques, researchers at ISB and Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine have identified the… Read More

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Genetic Switch May Help Marine Microalgae Respond to Higher CO2 Levels

3 Bullets Rapid climate change, including ocean acidification caused by increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, is predicted to affect the oceans, sea life, and the global carbon cycle. Marine microalgae, including diatoms, are responsible for converting CO2 into… Read More

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Monica Orellana Promoted to Principal Scientist

In her 11 years as a senior scientist in the Baliga lab at ISB, Monica has successfully developed a rigorous program on marine and oceanographic systems, and has been a pioneer in transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries and transferring… Read More