Grad Student Opportunities


Dr. Jim Heath with Grad Students

“Graduate students are a key component of a successful research organization’s mission of driving science forward. At ISB, we encourage and welcome collaborations with grad students, and we believe that those partnerships lead to new and exciting things.”

– Dr. Jim Heath, ISB President and Professor

Research Opportunities for Grad Students

ISB’s faculty is affiliated with many University of Washington (UW) academic departments, and we welcome graduate students to conduct their research projects at our South Lake Union headquarters.

UW-Affiliated Departments:

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
  • Department of Biomolecular Engineering Sciences
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Genome Sciences
  • Department of Immunology
  • Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics
  • Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

If you are currently in an affiliated UW graduate program and interested in joining ISB as a graduate student, scroll down for information about our faculty members, their UW affiliations, and how to contact them.

UW-Affiliated ISB Faculty


Nitin S. Baliga, MSc, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Biology, Department of Microbiology
Contact

Sean Gibbons, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Genome Sciences, Molecular Engineering Graduate Program
Contact

Jennifer Hadlock, MD

UW Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Contact

Jim Heath, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biomolecular Engineering Sciences, Department of Physics
Contact

Lee Hood, MD, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Immunology
Contact

Alice Kane, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Molecular Engineering Graduate Program
Contact

Anna Kuchina, PhD

UW Affiliations:
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Molecular Engineering Graduate Program
Contact

Jeff Ranish, PhD

UW Affiliation:
Department of Biochemistry
Contact

Ilya Shmulevich, PhD

UW Affiliation:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact

Naeha Subramanian, PhD

UW Affiliation:
Department of Immunology
Contact

ISB Graduate Students


Ehsan Alipour

Hadlock Lab
UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Abby Anderson

Heath Lab
UW Department of Bioengineering

Erin Angelini

Huang Lab
UW Department of Applied Mathematics

Nick Bohmann

Gibbons Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Alex Carr

Baliga and Gibbons Labs
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Amber (Ya-Lin) Chen

Hadlock Lab
UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Alyssa Easton

Gibbons Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Anika Gupta

Kuchina Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Yeon-Mi Hwang

Hadlock Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Yein Jeon

Hadlock Lab
UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Johannes (James) Paul Johnson-Martínez

Hood-Price and Gibbons Labs
UW Department of Bioengineering

Rachel Ng

Heath Lab
UW Department of Bioengineering

Evan Pepper

Baliga Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Lauren Spector

Subramanian Lab
UW Department of Immunology

Bhargav Vemuri

Hadlock Lab
UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Chong Xia

Heath Lab
UW Department of Physics

Jingyi Xie

Heath Lab
UW Molecular Engineering Graduate Program

Rongyu Zhang

Heath Lab
UW Department of Bioengineering