ISB News

Does Being a Compliance Manager Make Me the Bad Guy?

By Chris Witwer Nature.com recently published an article about research misconduct at a Chinese research institution. Dr. Mu-ming Poo, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, is quoted saying, “Very few people in the funding agency or in the scientific community are willing to be the 'bad guy' and enforce the regulations.” Wait! Bad guy? That’s what I do for a living – enforce the regulations! Am I a bad…

I ♥ Proteins

By Terry Farrah Since I first learned about them as a college sophomore, protein molecules have been my scientific passion. I love them for the beauty of their shapes and functions. Protein molecules are central to the workings of life, but in popular culture they are the unsung hero next to their high profile cousin, DNA. Everyone knows that DNA is the blueprint for life. But does one section of…

Even Our Interns Are Rock Stars

Gordon Sun is an intern in Rob Moritz's lab. His mother, Sarah Li, is a research associate in the Moritz group. Gordon is a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search and Natasha Ryan from KING-TV is interviewed him. Congratulations to all! Watch the interview:

Inspiring Future Scientists

Our president, Lee Hood, has always been committed to K-12 science education. When heard that a group of elementary school children were coming to ISB to take a tour, he made sure to take the time to speak to them.

Dr. Leroy Hood: ‘Biological Complexity Under Attack’

Dr. Leroy Hood wrote this piece about systems biology and big science for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Read the article. "This is a truly remarkable time in the biological sciences. Biology now has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society, including healthcare, agriculture, bio-energy, a sustainable environment, and nutrition. "These opportunities are a result of system strategies for probing biological complexity, emerging technologies…

Dr. Leroy Hood Receives Palmaz Award

Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood (center), received the BioMed SA's 6th Annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences. To read about the award, visit this link.

Biomedical Pioneer: Dr. Leroy Hood

Dr. Leroy Hood, ISB's president and co-founder, was featured in this Q&A in Medgadget: "If you are involved in biomedical research you have almost certainly used a device or technique developed by Leroy Hood. The most notable among his innovations include the automated DNA sequencer and synthesizer as well as the automated protein sequencer and synthesizer. For his work on these four instruments – cornerstones of modern molecular biology –…