BBI Members

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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One Year On: BBI's Dr. Colin Pritchard Reflects on Receiving the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

August 22, 2022 | by Scientific American Custom Media

The Cancer Community Awards, sponsored by AstraZeneca, presents an individual or organization with the Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award. In this interview, BBI's Dr. Colin Pritchard, recipient of the 2021 award, reflects on his work and the impact of the award.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Fuki Hisama

August 15, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Fuki Hisama is a professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and medical director of the University of Washington Genetic Medicine Clinic.

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An Enlightening Exchange on Research and Public Health Issues Between Anthony Fauci and BBI’s Larry Corey

August 10, 2022 | by BBI Communications

President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci joined BBI’s Dr. Larry Corey August 9 in an engaging conversation covering their work together on HIV-AIDS starting in the 1980s, as well as sharing insights on the coronavirus, monkeypox, and other significant public health issues.

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Associations between Ovarian Cancer Survival and Inflammatory Diet

July 25, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI Member Dr. Holly Harris Collaborates on Paper with Researchers at Several Other Institutions Identifying New Insights on Extending Survival Pre-and Post-Diagnosis

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Manu Setty

June 28, 2022 | by BBI

Today we are joined by BBI Member Dr. Manu Setty, assistant professor in the Herbold Computational Biology Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Jay Sarthy

May 27, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Jay Sarthy is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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BBI's Evan Eichler Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential

May 25, 2022 | by Excerpted from UW Medicine press release

BBI’s Dr. Evan Eichler has been named to the 2022 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the hundred most influential people over the past year.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Alison Paquette

April 28, 2022 | by BBI

BBI Member Alison Paquette, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a member of the Seattle Children's Research Institute's Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

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Mentors Helped Launch His Award-winning Career. Now, It’s His Turn.

March 31, 2022 | by Stephanie Perry, UW Medicine Communications Specialist

Alumnus Dr. Colin Pritchard’s genetic research career and his gift to help future researchers.

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BBI Faculty Conversations - Dr. Swati Shree

February 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Today we are joined by BBI member Dr. Swati Shree, Assistant Professor in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington.

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‘Closing the Gap’ Paper Examines BBI’s Progress Toward Resolving Genetic Variants of Unknown Significance

February 14, 2022 | by BBI Communications

“Technological advances are making the routine sequencing of human genomes increasingly practical, including in clinical settings. However, our inability to interpret the clinical consequences of genetic variants discovered by sequencing remains a critical roadblock.”

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KUOW interview with Dr. Helen Chu

February 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Helen Chu discusses Covid testing with Kim Malcolm

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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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