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ISB in Antarctica: Researcher Receives Medal

Allison Lee, who traveled to Antarctica this spring aboard a research cruise on an icebreaker in the Ross Sea, just received an Antarctic Service Medal for her participation. The medal was created by Congress and presented by the National Science Foundation to those who serve on a U.S. expedition to Antarctica. Allison is a member of the Nitin Baliga Lab and has been working closely with senior research scientist Mónica Orellana,…

National Academy of Inventors 2012 Charter Fellow: Dr. Lee Hood

This is the press release from the National Academy of Inventors: National Academy of Inventors announces 2012 NAI Charter Fellows 98 academic inventors and innovators elected to high honor TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2012)—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 98 innovators to NAI Charter Fellow status, representing 54 prestigious research universities and non-profit research institutes. Together, the new Fellows hold more than 3,200 U.S. patents. Included in the…

ISB Receives LEED Platinum Certification for Green Design

We are happy to announce that ISB has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, which offers independent, third-party verification that a building was designed with the highest standards regarding human and environmental health. LEED measures an organizations achievements in sustainbility, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality and other criteria.

New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

This article by Larry Cheek in the March 18, 2012, New York Times describes the trend of creating open office spaces to encourage creativity, movement and collaboration. The idea is that people need different types of spaces to allow for the full potential of different kinds of work. A one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn't function in this day and age when technology and customer service – and healthcare and science where ISB is concerned…

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.