ISB News

Lessons I Learned from My 17 Years as ISB President

Lee Hood co-founded Institute for Systems Biology in 2000, and has served as president of the institution since; on January 1, 2018, he left 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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Translational Research Fellows Program

ISB, Providence St. Joseph Health Launch Translational Research Fellows Program

ISB and Providence St. Joseph Health are leveraging their respective research and clinical expertise to attract exceptional individuals into the Translational Research Fellows Program, a three-year training program that offers early-stage scientists a chance to jumpstart their careers and provides mentorship from experts in systems biology and clinical research.

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Genome fingerprinting

Genome Comparison Easier with ‘Fingerprint’ Method

ISB researchers have developed a method of capturing a personal genome as a “fingerprint,” which will have a major impact on how quickly and efficiently genome sequences are compared.

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Annual Report 2016

ISB Annual Report: Catalyzing A Revolution

ISB’s compass has always been oriented toward the future. Even when we reflect on the past year for each annual report, it’s always through the lens of what’s on the horizon. We are remarkably consistent in that regard, which is in no small part due to our president Dr. Lee Hood, whose vision is perpetually a decade – at least – ahead of everyone else.

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Lee Hood Receives UCD Ulysses Medal

University College Dublin awarded Lee Hood the UCD Ulysses Medal, UCD’s highest accolade. The award was inaugurated in 2005 as part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebrations to highlight the “creative brilliance” of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. READ MORE

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Hall of Fame: Dr. Lee Hood

Life Science Washington inducted Dr. Lee Hood into its Hall of Fame today. Dr. Hood was among five leaders honored for their contribution to life sciences in Washington State. Read the press release…

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Dr. Lee Hood Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Dr. Lee Hood received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 7 from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). The official press release from NECO is pasted below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NECO Presents The 30th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology and Chief Science Officer, Providence Health & Services Among the Outstanding Americans who received the 2016 Ellis…

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Rod Hochman & Lee Hood Webcast

Dr. Lee Hood was the featured guest during a webcast hosted by Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence Health & Services. ISB recently became an affiliate of PHS. Dr. Hood is now the chief science officer for PHS. WATCH THE CONVERSATION Photo by Hsiao-Ching Chou

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Providence Health & Services and Institute for Systems Biology affiliate to catalyze scientific wellness

Dr. Leroy Hood to serve as chief science officer for Providence FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE – March 14, 2016 – With the goal of bringing personalized medicine to every patient, Providence Health & Services and the Institute for Systems Biology announced today an affiliation that will transform health care to a proactive mode that is focused on keeping patients well and identifying the earliest opportunities to reverse or even prevent…

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Dr. Lee Hood’s Video Message for Research!America’s Campaign for Cures

Dr. Lee Hood contributed a video to support Research!America’s Campaign for Cures. He emphasizes the necessity of federal funding to ensure research organizations can continue their pioneering work. It’s also crucial to support up-and-coming scientists in their research. Watch the video message here.

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Lee Hood Gives P4 Medicine Talk at University of Michigan

Dr. Lee Hood gave the keynote talk at the 9th Annual Prechter Lecture at the University of Michigan on Nov. 2. Here he speaks about P4 medicine and scientific wellness as it relates to bipolar disease. Link to Video on YouTube  (The talk begins about 40 minutes into the video.)

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Lee Hood: ‘Creative Thinker Who’s Changing the World’

In the November issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine, ISB President Dr. Lee Hood is featured as one of five creative thinkers who are changing the world. Read the article: AlaskaAir_Hood “Hood is using his breakthroughs in the field of systems biology, or the study of how multiple systems in the body interrelate, to create whole new ways to evaluate an individual’s health, both from their genetic background and from other…

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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 and Dr. Nathan Price, 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

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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; Francis Collins, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health; and Craig Venter, of the J. Craig Venter Institute. To see the full list, download the special issue: SA World View 2015

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Bio-Fiction Recap

On May 7, ISB hosted the first-ever screening of BIO·FICTION in North America. More than 120 people attended the event, which took place as part of the South Lake Union Art Walk. BIO·FICTION explores the emerging field of synthetic biology from different disciplinary angles including science and engineering, social science, cultural studies, amateur biology, filmmaking, art and design. The original program had presentations, panel discussions, do-it-yourself biology demos, performances, art…

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Symposium on “Taoism, Biology & Life” at ISB on May 18, 2015

Painting copyright Feng Xiaodong. Institute for Systems Biology presents: Taoism, Biology and Life Please join ISB in welcoming Xiao Dong Feng and Dr. Stephen Little for a symposium on Taoism, Biology and Life. Opening remarks by Dr. Lee Hood. This event is free and open to the public. Location: ISB Main Floor, 401 Terry Ave N, Seattle Date: Monday, May 18 Time: 3:15pm – 5pm Biographies: Xiao Dong Feng was…

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Lee Hood Will Speak at ‘Xconomy Forum: Seattle Biotech Seizes the Momentum’

Dr. Lee Hood will be one of the featured speakers during the next Xconomy Forum on Seattle’s biotech revival. The event takes place on May 6 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. For full details, visit the event page. Promo code: Use XconFriend to get a discount at registration. Biotech has roared back to life the past couple years, perhaps more than any other U.S. economic sector. Seattle’s biotech community…

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Dr. Lee Hood Signs Code.org Support Letter for WA House Bill 1813

Local business, tech and education leaders – including ISB President Dr. Lee Hood – signed a letter of support for House Bill 1813. From the recent Geekwire.com article: “The letter, sent by Code.org and Washington STEM today to leadership in the state House of Representatives, calls on legislators to support passing and funding House Bill 1813, which establishes a grant program with a private match requirement to both train educators in,…

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