Meet the FY21 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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Oliver “Ollie” Harrison, DPhil, Principal Investigator at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), was recently awarded the NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize by Science Magazine, earning the opportunity to have his winning essay featured in Science Magazine. Dr. Harrison’s essay was about commensal-specific T cells and tissue repair, based on his work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prior…
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Seeking to ignite the next major breakthroughs to treat blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Mark Foundation, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced more than $6.75 million awarded to nine of the most exceptional scientists in the field. The innovative Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program is designed to encourage researchers with deep experience in the blood…
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ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research

Learn about the newly funded 2020-2021 ADRC Development Projects. These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Meredith Course, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Medical Genetics, UW Medicine Project: Novel Transcripts of PSEN1 and PSEN2 in Familial and Sporadic Alzheimer Disease Pathogenic gene variants in PSEN1 and PSEN2 are rare causes…
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Announcing the FY21 Innovation Pilot Award Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the FY21 recipients of the ISCRM Innovation Pilot Awards, a state-funded program that helps to seed early projects with the potential of leading to significant grants, papers, and discoveries. Research in porcine models by Ankita Roy has led to novel insights into the molecular processes underlying the formation of cysts associated with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). To…
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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has recognized the founding members and the current project team of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project with the 2020 AACR Team Science Awards. The recognition was announced at the AACR Virtual Meeting on June 24. Award recipients include Dr. Ilya Shmulevich, ISB professor and head of the Shmulevich Lab; ISB senior research scientist Dr. Vésteinn Þórsson; and…
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Margaret Lubwama, Recipient of the 2020 Mentored International Investigator Award

The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the recipient of its 2020 Mentored International Investigator Award. The Mentored International Investigator Awards are to encourage international junior investigators (at an advanced stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research with close mentorship from senior faculty. This research should ultimately lead to acquiring preliminary data to obtain…
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We usually think of bacteria as the enemy. Historically we’ve focused on the bad actors that infect and even kill us. However, bacteria have enemies of their own, which they must constantly ward off to survive. Dr. Kevin Forsberg, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Harmit Malik’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, considers bacteria’s struggle every day. His obsession with…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center immunologist Dr. Meghan Koch has been named a 2020 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Koch and 21 other members of the 2020 class join a community of over 1,000 scientists chosen to receive this prestigious award from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which is given to young investigators of outstanding promise who are working to advance human health. Scholars…
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AVM Biotechnology has been awarded a National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of their lead molecule AVM0703 as a preconditioning agent to allow safe and efficient delivery of therapeutic immune cells for cancer treatment. This novel solution could offer clinical advantages to any cell-based immunotherapy, improving…
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