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Big Money, Big Science

America’s most productive biologist on philanthropy’s role in science Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., is one of America’s most successful and distinguished scientist-inventors. Four devices he created proved instrumental in decoding the human genome. He pioneered the important new field of systems biology, which studies complex biological linkages and uses technology and mathematics to map and explain interrelationships. He has been awarded seven of the highest prizes in experimental science, and…

Video: ‘Geek of the Week’ at KCTS Science Cafe

ISB senior research scientist Dr. Jared Roach talks about being in love with DNA and how it’s “beautiful, curvaceous, symmetrical…fractally complex…iridescent and shimmering.” Watch the video of the Science Cafe here. Dr. Roach was named Geekwire.com’s “Geek of the Week” in August 2011.

1st Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon

On Nov. 29, 2012, ISB held its first annual Valerie Logan Luncheon to honor Valerie Logan, Dr. Lee Hood’s wife, and to raise funds for our work related to K-12 science education. The City of Seattle also issued a proclamation for Nov. 29 as “Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Day.” We also presented the first Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award to Don McConkey, who is the assistant…

An Evening to Remember

About 20 years ago, Carole Ellison attended a lecture by Dr. Lee Hood shortly after he had arrived at the University of Washington to start the Department of Molecular Biotechnology. She was impressed by his vision for the future of science and healthcare and vowed to meet him one day. This wish and her lifelong interest in science and human health led her to ISB. This summer, Carole finally was…