ISB News

ISB Scientists Have Discovered When and Why a Microbial Community Might Collapse

Researchers in the Baliga Lab at Institute for Systems Biology have developed a framework for assessing the “health” of a microbial community through a stress test that enables them to ask when and why microbial communities collapse under different environmental conditions. The study, published on March 20, 2017, in the journal Molecular Systems Biology, determined that while microbes are equipped to respond to environmental changes, when pushed to the extreme…

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ISB Taps Jamie Creola as New VP of Education

SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2016 – Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) welcomes Jamie Creola as the Vice President of Education, a new position created to build on the strong and robust foundation that ISB has established as a leader in advocating for equitable science education, quality professional development programs for educators, and implementing next generation science standards. Creola has more than 25 years of experience spearheading science education programs at nonprofits…

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ISB’s Summer Interns Brightest of the Bright

Photo above: ISB’s high school interns presented their research. Every summer, ISB and ISB’s Center for Systems Biology welcome undergraduate and high school students for internships in our labs. Each student is paired with a mentor and works on research actually taking place in the respective lab. The internships are extremely competitive and we see some of the brightest young minds from across the country.   Read about their experiences…

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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 Lyme disease. Lyme is a highly complex and often misdiagnosed disease that can be debilitating for those who do not respond to a standard course of antibiotics. This funding for the Wilke…

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