UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Julien Bloch, was named the 2022 recipient of the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) Best Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement. The award acknowledges and promotes technical papers written by students affiliated with CNT that make identifiable contributions in neurotechnology or human-machine interaction. Julien’s paper titled Network structure mediates functional reorganization induced by optogenetic stimulation of non-human primate sensorimotor cortex was…
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Meet The 2022-2023 ISCRM Fellows

The ISCRM Fellows program began in 2017, the year the Washington State Legislature first included funding for ISCRM in the state budget. In a critical show of support for stem cell research, the legislature appropriated $2.25 million for core staff and technologies, innovation pilot awards for faculty, and a trainee fellowship program to help the UW fulfill its mission, increase…
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2022 McKnight Technology Awards

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience (MEFN) announced the three recipients of $600,000 in grant funding through the 2022 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards, recognizing these projects for their ability to fundamentally change the way neuroscience research is conducted. Each of the projects will receive a total of $200,000 over the next two years, advancing the development of these…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center will give the 2022 honorary Hutch Award® to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci for his lifetime of service toward a healthier world. Dr. Fauci will receive the award during the Aug. 9 Mariners vs. Yankees game at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. Dr. Fauci was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in 1984 and…
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Translational breast cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar, epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Li, and immunotherapy expert Dr. Stanley Riddell of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center have received a four-year, $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to learn how to kill metastatic cancer’s deadly seeds before they can sprout. The new Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award, specifically designed to fund high-risk/high-reward…
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Grant for Escobar Lab Funds AML Research

This year in the United States, more than 60,000 children and adults will be diagnosed with leukemia, a family of blood cancers that claim more than 22,000 lives annually. While the outlook is relatively promising for younger people, five-year survival rates for adult patients with a more aggressive form of cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is only about 25%. The…
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The Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), based in Barcelona, Spain, has named UW Professor of Bioengineering Albert Folch as a member of its Science and Technology Section. Folch was recognized with the honor during a Plenary session June 15, along with three other new fellows in the Science and Technology Section and the Historical-Archaeological Section. The Institute for Catalan Studies is a national…
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ISB Honors Researchers Who Give Back to STEM Education

ISB Education’s mission is to ensure quality STEM education is a reality for every student. The team carries this out by working with every part of the education system – teachers, administrators, students, and importantly, scientists and other STEM professionals. ISB’s own scientists selflessly share their time and expertise to make this mission a reality. Since 2019, we have recognized…
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Francisco Saavedra Cantillana is a Pew Latin American Fellow

Francisco Saavedra Cantillana was still in grade school in his hometown of Santiago, Chile, when he first saw Back to the Future. While the notion of a freelance scientist converting a DeLorean into a time machine may be fantasy, the lifelong love of scientific discovery the movie sparked in Saavedra Cantillana was very real. Initially intrigued by physics, Saavedra Cantillana…
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Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has awarded a $95,147 phase 2 technology commercialization grant to Georgina Lynch, Ph.D., to progress the development of a pupillary light reflex (PLR) tool to improve screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lynch, an assistant professor in the speech and hearing sciences department of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, used an earlier…
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