BBI Members

Dr. Brian Shirts interviewed for 'Conversations That Matter'

January 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘Conversations that Matter’ host Stuart McNish interviews BBI’s Dr. Brian Shirts who articulates the imperative of genetic testing and the services of connecting with family members through ConnectMyVariant.

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Lasting Impressions: BBI’s Lea Starita and Doug Fowler Reflect on the 2021 Mutational Scanning Symposium

April 08, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI co-hosted with the Center for the Multiplex Assessment of Phenotype on April 5, 6, and 7 the fourth annual Mutational Scanning Symposium with global experts sharing their expertise. The Institute's Drs. Lea Starita and Doug Fowler share their observations.

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‘Leading-Edge’ Technology Enables Scientists to Map Mouse Development

July 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

New ‘sci-Space’ method, ‘like an intricately folded origami,’ allows measurement and visualization of growth from the moment of conception

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Scientific American Honors UW Cancer Researcher Colin Pritchard

October 20, 2021 | by BBI Communications

UW Medicine’s Dr. Colin Pritchard, a leader in molecular diagnostics for cancer, has received the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award from Scientific American.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Heather Gustafson

October 28, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Today we are joined by BBI member Dr. Heather Gustafson, Assistant Professor in the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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International Collaboration Leads to New Insights on Fetal Brain Development

November 22, 2021 | by BBI Communications

A Flyer, Lecture, and Meeting on Mouse Brains Spawn 4-Year Study and Expected Future Research

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Hereditary Cancer Project at UW Medicine Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

July 17, 2021 | by Keith Eldridge, KOMO-TV News

This story briefly explains Dr. Shirts' hereditary cancer study, ConnectMyVariant

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BYU researches hereditary cancer

March 29, 2021 | by Fox 13 News - Salt Lake City

This story provides information on the risk of hereditary cancers and BBI's ConnectMyVariant project.

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BBI Faculty Conversations – Dr. Sarah Baxter

July 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI member Dr. Sarah Baxter MD, PhD, is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UW, and Attending Physician in Pediatric Rheumatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Two BBI Staff Receive UW ‘Together We Will’ Honors

June 17, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI Administrative Director Nola Klemfuss and Research Coordinator Peter Han received the University’s “Together We Will” award for their outstanding contributions during “the extraordinary challenges of 2020.”

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Sarah Leary

June 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI member Dr. Sarah Leary is an attending physician in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine

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Univ. of Washington researchers unveil Prescience, an AI system that predicts problems during surgery

October 10, 2018 | by Clare McGrane, GeekWire

UW Associate Professor Su-In Lee has developed an AI system called Prescience that uses patient data to predict which patients are at risk of hypoxemia, or abnormally low blood oxygen.

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Brotman Baty Institute Announces Formation of Advisory Board

October 22, 2019 | by Brotman Baty Communications

The precision medicine institute welcomes the counsel of six leaders in business, philanthropy, and medicine.

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How Machine Learning Is Crafting Precision Medicine

February 11, 2019 | by Roy Smythe Insights Contributor, Forbes magazine

In the last 15 years, an explosion of patient data in the form of genetic information and electronic health records has sharpened the doctor’s picture of the individual patient—and of treatments tailored to their precise needs.

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Mouse Organogenesis Cell Atlas (MOCA)

February 18, 2019 | by Brotman Baty Communications

A manuscript published by BBI researchers Junyue Cao, Cole Trapnell and Jay Shendure profiled ~2 million cells, derived from 61 embryos staged between 9.5 and 13.5 days of gestation, in a single experiment.

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2 million-cell experiment traces how a mammal grows, cell by single cell

February 20, 2019 | by Allen Research Communications

A new study by researchers at the Allen Discovery Center at UW Medicine has traced that important period of organ formation, cell by cell, in the developing mouse.

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New study reveals weakness in emerging type of aggressive prostate tumor


Tumors that turn off androgen receptor may have turned on new drug target

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BBI Scientific Impact in 2019

January 27, 2020 | by BBI Communications

Looking back at advances made by BBI members in 2019

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UW Professor Tina Lockwood Is Working to Improve Health Care for All Via DNA Research

February 05, 2020 | by Bill Conroy, Seattle Business Magazine

Daring Women Q&A: Dr. Tina Lockwood heads a working group that is applying genetic tools to advance the detection and diagnosis of cancers and other diseases

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Dr. Jay Shendure: The 2020 Leaders in Health Care Gold Award Winner for Achievement in Medical Research

February 26, 2020 | by Bill Conroy and Rob Smith

Shendure serves as a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington and as the scientific program director at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Gavin Ha

March 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI Faculty Conversations. Check back in soon for more chats with BBI members from our partner institutions. Get an inside view of their work and where they think the field of precision medicine is heading.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Tim Cherry

February 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI member Tim Cherry is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine and a Principal Investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Tina Lockwood

April 01, 2021 | by BBI Communications

BBI Faculty Conversations: A recurring profile of BBI members from our partner institutions: UW Medicine, The Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

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Seattle-based genome scientist gets to ‘play with DNA’

January 29, 2020 | by Michelle Archer, Seattle Times Explore

Meet Lea Starita, a Seattle-based genome scientist who is working to understand how our individual genes impact our health. Here, she answers some questions about her work.

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Letter to The Editor: Early Detection of Covid-19 through a Citywide Pandemic Surveillance Platform

May 01, 2020 | by BBI Communications

This letter from several BBI members, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, articulates the Seattle Flu Study as an effective model surveillance system for tracking COVID-19

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