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Spotlight: Alison Paquette, Research Scientist

Congratulations to Alison Paquette who recently was promoted to Research Scientist in the Price Lab. Alison received her PhD in Experimental and Molecular Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is interested in identifying molecular biomarkers that may predict preterm birth and adverse neonatal outcomes such as preeclampsia. “Pregnancy complications are not very well understood, and we are amongst the only labs really taking a systems biology approach to this kind of research,” Alison explains. “Complications from pregnancy affect the delivery process as well as potentially cause long-term consequences for the child.”  Alison’s supervisor, Dr. Nathan Price, commented: “She is one of the clearest thinkers and fastest writers I’ve ever worked with, and has shown this by completing the research and writing for many papers and (now funded!) grant proposals based on her work.”

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.