As tissues form and the body takes its shape in early development, cells move to new areas and transition between different behavioral and functional states. This fundamental process is also co-opted by cancer cells, allowing them to evade therapy, spread through the body and seed new tumors. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center systems biologist Dr. Taran Gujral has received a National Science Foundation…
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The University of Washington is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-2021 Fulbright  students. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education published…
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Emma Wrenn, a graduate student in the Molecular & Cellular Biology program at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is a 2021 recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award for outstanding achievement in the biological sciences. She is one of 13 recipients of the award this year, selected from a competitive pool of candidates from institutions around the…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today announced the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. The 13 award recipients were selected for the quality, originality and significance of their work, representing a diverse range of research topics. Nominations for this prestigious annual award are solicited internationally. This year’s…
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Marie Davis and Yuliang Wang Receive Tietze Research Awards

Two ISCRM faculty members, Marie Davis PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurology and Yuliang Wang, Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, have received prestigious awards from the John H. Tietze Foundation Trust that will help fuel promising research underway in their labs.  Investigating a Culprit in Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts nearly one million people in…
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An overlooked cellular structure gene may help scientists better understand male fertility and the forces that shape fast-evolving proteins. Dr. Courtney Schroeder, a postdoctoral fellow in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center lab of Dr. Harmit Malik, studies the causes and consequences of changes in protein sequence and function in the context of sperm development. She recently received a prestigious, five-year…
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Three undergraduate students at the University of Washington are among 396 around the country who have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2020. The Goldwater Scholarship Program supports undergraduates who “show exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of research leaders” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships go toward tuition, room and board, fees and books up to $7,500…
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Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, professor of medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) and pathology, has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for her R35 project “Identifying new strategies for prevention of cardiovascular complications of diabetes.” The Outstanding Investigator Award will support Bornfeldt’s NHLBI research program for seven years, with cumulative funding of more than $7.2…
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The medical community throughout Washington State, as in the rest of the nation, faces significant challenges. The uninsured rate increased significantly in 2018 for the first time since 2014, according to the state Office of Financial Management. The number of primary care physicians — the front line of preventive medicine — is declining. Only 6% of physicians practice in rural…
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Dr. Jennifer Adair is the inaugural recipient of the Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new endowed chair will help advance Adair’s research, which focuses on developing safe, cost-effective gene therapies that can be delivered worldwide. “Our family adores Dr. Adair and the work she is doing for humanity, and we are…
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