Our Research Defines Us

The goal of BBI’s tools and platforms is to enable our members to explore new opportunities at the interface of basic science and precision medicine.

Below are some recent examples of our work.

UW Medicine Fred Hutch Seattle Children's Hospital

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Single Cell Sequencing

Single Cell Atlases

Lead Researchers

Cole Trapnell

Jay Shendure

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Genomics

SeqFirst

Lead Researchers

Mike Bamshad, Ghayda Mirzaa, Jessica Chong, Katrina Dipple, Dan Doherty, David Veenstra
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Mutational Scanning

Variant Analysis

Lead Researchers

Lea Starita

Doug Fowler

Jay Shendure

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Single Cell Sequencing

BBI Advanced Technology Lab

Lead Researchers

Lea Starita

Jay Shendure

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Infectious Diseases

Seattle Flu Alliance

Lead Researchers

Helen Chu, Trevor Bedford, Lea Starita, Jay Shendure, Christina Lockwood, Janet Englund, Michael Boeckh, Alpana Waghmare, Cécile Viboud, Barry Lutz
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Welcome to The Brotman Baty Institute

Welcome to The Brotman Baty Institute, an innovation hub for genomic research and precision medicine.

The BBI is a collaboration among Seattle’s three top research institutions—The University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The offices of the Brotman Baty Institute and the UW Campus overlook Seattle’s Montlake Cut, Lake Union, and the city skyline. Photo courtesy of University of Washington Communications.

The offices of the Brotman Baty Institute and the UW Campus overlook Seattle’s Montlake Cut, Lake Union, and the city skyline. Photo courtesy of University of Washington Communications.

Our Resources

Investigators based at partner institutions have equal access to our platforms at identical costs.

Tools & Data

BBI tools and data support BBI members and researchers worldwide.

BBI provides data and a repository for our datasets, analysis code, and protocols. We also provide tutorials to assist you in downloading, analyzing, and exploring these datasets.

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Platforms

BBI Platforms support our research.

Our goal is to support the work of our faculty, researchers, and investigators by fostering collaboration and innovation.

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BBI Grant Program

The BBI invests in promising pilot research.

The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) aims to create a community of investigators across the three founding institutions (UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s) to advance basic science and translational research with clear relevance to precision medicine. The BBI invests in innovative, collaborative projects that address basic science or translational research questions related to precision medicine. To learn more about the grants offered by BBI and to apply, contact info@brotmanbaty.org.

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Events

VESS ZOOM LINK: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95436952864?pwd=Z2xlbnc0SnJSWkNmUC9KR09pU3ZQQT09

October Variant Effects Seminar Series (VESS)

Oct 4, 2022 | 9-10am (PST)/ 12-1pm (EDT)/ 2-3AM (AEST)/ 5-6PM (GMT+1)

Daniel Schraivogel will be presenting on the topic "Genome-scale functional genomics screens with image-enabled cell sorting"

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Members

BBI members include more than 300 faculty at The University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BBI embraces diversity and inclusion in all its work and, like the University of Washington, believes diversity is integral to excellence.

We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.


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Promising Young Scientist Aleena Arakaki: Helping Address Systemic Health Inequities and Uplifting Marginalized Communities Through an Hawaiian Perspective

September 12, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Many 12-year-olds focus on sports, the latest video-sharing platform, and wonder how to navigate peer-pressure in middle school. For Aleena Arakaki, the emergence into adolescence was an overwhelming and tragic introduction into the mortality of cancer.

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BBI Researchers to Present at Upcoming IGVF Conference

September 06, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI will be well-represented at the upcoming conference of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function, (IGVF), September 21 through 23, with presentations by three researchers.

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BBI’s Dr. Albert Folch: Combining Passions of Microfluidics, Science, and Art to Drive the Future of Precision Medicine

August 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI’s Dr. Albert Folch has three passions in life: microfluidics, art, and soccer. It might be difficult to combine all three in one book, but in his latest manuscript, he deftly integrates the first two.

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