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Jumping In Head First: Dr. Jim Heath Takes Helm of ISB, Looks Toward the Future

Dr. Jim Heath took over as president of Institute for Systems Biology on January 1. To fully appreciate Heath’s relationship with ISB, you have to go back to its early days – shortly after the research organization was founded in 2000.

Key Strategies for Implementing Proteomics-Based Tests Across Disease States Highlighted in Current Opinion in Biotechnology

ISB, Integrated Diagnostics and Sera Prognostics just announced a paper entitled, “The building blocks of successful translation of proteomics to the clinic,” by Leroy Hood and colleagues published online in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.

Clinical Trial Explores the Effects of Health Coaching on Cognitive Function in Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is among several organizations conducting a clinical trial testing how health coaching affects the cognitive function of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and analyzing longitudinal, multi-omic data to explore transitions in cognitive function over time.

‘Fantastic Opportunity:’ ISB’s Scholars Program Offers Transformational Experience for Ambitious College Grads

ISB’s Systems Research Scholars Program (SRSP) is a two-year, fully funded training program for recent college graduates, and is designed to help transform exceptionally talented and ambitions post-baccalaureate students into the next generation’s pioneers of interdisciplinary research.

High School Scientist Targets Sepsis, Earns $25,000 Scholarship Along the Way

Sriharshita Musunuri, 17, is looking to find and stop what causes sepsis, the No. 1 killer in U.S. hospitals. She is collaborating with several ISB staff members, including mentor Chris Lausted, and just earned a $25,000 scholarship for her work.

Lessons I Learned from My 17 Years as ISB President

Dr. Lee Hood co-founded Institute for Systems Biology in 2000, and has served as president of the institution since. On January 1, 2018, he will leave that role to serve as chief science officer of Providence St. Joseph Health. Here, Hood shares the many lessons he learned from 17 years at the helm of ISB.

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New Principle for Eradicating Cancer: Leave No Dead Cells Behind

Dead cells, or cell debris, generated by treatments intended to eradicate tumor cells actually act as strong stimulators of tumor progression. The findings of ISB cancer biologist Dr. Sui Huang, his former mentee and longtime collaborator Dr. Dipak Panigrahy at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues at Harvard Medical School were published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Bench to Blackboard: Q&A with Dr. Colleen Sheridan

Once an immunologist focusing on research at ISB, Dr. Colleen Sheridan followed her passion and became a tenure-track college biology professor focusing on teaching. Sheridan was awarded the Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award, and describes her professional transformation in this Q&A.

Igniting Curiosity, Catalyzing Change

Inspirational 6th Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon Generates Record $140,000 for ISB Education Programs At the 6th Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon held Thursday, the day’s theme – “Igniting Curiosity, Catalyzing Change” – was evident throughout. Every year, Institute for… Read More

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‘Pushing Cancer Research Forward:’ Powerful ISB Cancer Genomics Cloud Tool in Spotlight

Institute for Systems Biology, Google and CSRA have jointly created a cloud-based platform that allows researchers to quickly, reliably and securely access massive amounts of data in ways that, until now, haven’t been possible.