ISB News

Spotlight: Christine Pham

Christine Pham, 2016 ISB High School Intern, was accepted by WSU’s Honors College and was named a Distinguished Regents Scholar, which awarded her a four-year tuition scholarship.

“ISB saw the potential in me when I had not realized it myself. Working with multiple mentors and lab partners fostered my growth as an individual. As I head to college with the hopes of pursuing an interdisciplinary subject, I will build upon my knowledge of working with complex systems at ISB to help solve tomorrow’s issues. I will always cherish the connections I have made and look to my mentors as my role models in science. Dr. Baliga’s dedication to educating the youth is incomparable, and ISB will have a special place in my heart as I cannot thank ISB enough for the invaluable foundations I learned.”

Recent Articles

  • Reich, Heath on Vaccines

    Dr. Jennifer Reich Talks Vaccines and COVID In ISB-Town Hall Seattle Livestream

    Sociologist Dr. Jennifer Reich, author of “Calling the Shots,” was the featured speaker of a virtual event hosted by ISB and Town Hall Seattle. She discussed the complex and increasingly political world of vaccines, how vaccines are viewed as a personal consumption product vs. a public health solution, COVID-19 vaccine development, and more.

  • Keystone Taxa Indispensable for Microbiome Recovery

    How can we harness successional ecology to quickly repair antibiotic-damaged gut microbiota? ISB Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons wrote this commentary for the journal Nature Microbiology detailing recent research that answers that question. Click the link to read the story (link will open as a new window). Illustration by Allison Kudla, PhD / ISB. 

  • Illustration depicting an individual's genetic risk for disease being "reflected."

    ISB Researchers Show Genetic Risk for Disease Often Reflected in Our Blood

    Diseases develop gradually over years, sometimes decades, before symptoms appear, and are due to malfunctioning physiological processes brought about by our genes and environment. In research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ISB researchers have shown how an individual’s genetic risk for disease is often reflected in their blood.