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Annual Report 2016

ISB Annual Report: Catalyzing A Revolution

ISB’s compass has always been oriented toward the future. Even when we reflect on the past year for each annual report, it’s always through the lens of what’s on the horizon. We are remarkably consistent in that regard, which is in no small part due to our president Dr. Lee Hood, whose vision is perpetually a decade – at least – ahead of everyone else.

ISB Artwork Featured On Cover of Nature Biotechnology

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” is featured on the cover of August’s Nature Biotechnology. The artwork was created by ISB’s Associate Director of Communications Allison Kudla in collaboration with contributing author John C. Earls, software engineer in Hood/Price Lab.

Pioneer 100 Study

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” Establishes Foundation for New Industry of Scientific Wellness

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” Establishes Foundation for New Industry of Scientific Wellness. Personal, dense, dynamic data clouds enable novel insights into mechanisms of wellness and disease, new approaches to biomarker discovery, and the empowerment of individuals to enhance their own health.

Around the World with Lee Hood: Helsinki Lecture on 100K Wellness Project

ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave the inaugural talk for the Academic Medical Center Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 11, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. He also received a lecture award. Read about the lecture here.

Lee Hood Receives IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

Dr. Lee Hood received the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology at a ceremony in Amsterdam on Aug. 23, 2014. Please watch a video of his acceptance speech here. IEEE Spectrum Magazine also published an article featuring an interview with Lee: “Medicine’s Next Big Mission: Understanding Wellness” Read article…

Systems Biology + Systems Art

(Photo above: Artist Xiao Dong Feng and Dr. Lee Hood raise a toast during a reception on April 28. Feng’s painting “Qing Xu” hangs in the background. The name is symbolic of someone who eschews earthly materialism and is instead a visionary who seeks a higher or more spiritual understanding.) On April 28, Institute for Systems Biology hosted an intimate symposium on Systems Biology & Systems Art in honor of…

Mark Calendars for Dr. Lee Hood’s Reddit AMA on April 11

Dr. Lee Hood will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on March 24 April 11 from 10-11 a.m. PST. There will be more details posted on Reddit.com the morning of April 11. For now, feel free to look at the list of upcoming science AMAs or check out some previous science AMAs here.

ISB Has Two New Patents

2014 is off to a great start for innovation in human health. ISB released two new patents in January that will make great contributions to personalized medicine. One of the patents, issued on January 27 and titled Use of Gene Expression Signatures to Determine Cancer Grade, has ISB President Dr. Lee Hood and ISB Senior Research Scientist Qiang Tian listed as inventors. Also sharing in that patent is Xiaowei Yan…

Lee Hood at World Stem Cell Summit

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News offered some highlights from the World Stem Cell Summit, where ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave today's keynote talk: “In 5 to 10 years, you will have your genomes as part of your medical records,” Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Systems Biology, told attendees of the World Stem Cell Summit 2013 today, in San Diego. “Third-generation sequencing will be revolutionary,” he said in his…

Lee Hood Selected To Receive Research!America’s 2014 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award

Research!America Honors Leaders in Medical and Health Research Advocacy Glenn Close, Dr. Leroy Hood, Dr. Reed Tuckson, Kathy Giusti and the Progeria Research Foundation to Receive 2014 Research!America Advocacy Awards “This year’s honorees have transformed the lives of many individuals across the country through their remarkable achievements and advocacy for medical and health research,” said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. “Their unwavering dedication is helping to elevate research in…

Dr. Lee Hood Receives National Medal of Science

Above: Dr. Lee Hood and members of his lab group raise a very Seattle toast with Starbucks coffee to celebrate. On Dec. 21, 2012, the White House announced that Dr. Lee Hood, ISB’s president and co-founder, is a recipient of the 2012 National Medal of Science. This is the highest honor the U.S. President can bestow upon scientists. “This is exciting because it’s for lifetime achievement,” Lee commented, “which lauds all…

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…

Profiles of Innovation: Lee Hood at Northeastern University

Our Lee Hood was the featured guest on Nov. 5 at Boston's Northeastern University for the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series. You can read the accompanying news story here.

Dr. Leroy Hood Talks P4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Dr. Leroy Hood spoke at Inova Fairfox Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, on March 27. His talk focused on P4 medicine. The Washington Business Journal covered the event. The following video is courtesy of Inova.  

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Lee Hood Talks Actionable Genes in NOVA’s ‘Cracking Your Genetic Code’

If you missed the NOVA special "Cracking Your Genetic Code" you can watch it here. Our president, Lee Hood, was among the experts featured in the documentary.

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Lee Hood on NOVA on March 28

We are eager to watch the NOVA documentary tonight on PBS called "Cracking Your Genetic Code." Lee Hood is one of the featured experts. The producer, Sarah Holt, began with a series of phone interviews late last summer before interviewing Lee on camera in her Boston studio. Here's a preview radio segment on the Emily Rooney Show that features Holt and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, who also appears in the documentary….

PopSci Future of: Preventive Medicine

This video from 2009 is a fun one of Dr. Leroy Hood's appearance on the Science Channel's "PopSci's Future of" show. It explains in simple terms why our researchers are looking for protein biomarkers, which offer the earliest signs of disease.