BBI Members

BBI Faculty Profile: Dr. Kimberly Aldinger

May 26, 2023 | by BBI

"I was always interested in biology in general, and as my schooling and earliest formal training in science progressed, I became fascinated with DNA."

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Just making genetic tests available is not enough

April 20, 2023 | by UW Medicine Communications

When a diverse group of patients was invited to take a genetic risk test for common, preventable diseases, only 7 percent accepted.

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Jay Shendure: A mindset for scientific creativity

April 05, 2023 | by UW Medicine Huddle Editorial Team

Pursuing innovation has always been a way of life for Jay Shendure, MD, PhD, professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine

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BBI Faculty Profile: Dr. Jacob Sunshine

April 02, 2023 | by BBI

Dr. Sunshine is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UW Medicine

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BBI's Dr. Georg Selig Named 'DNA Computer Scientist of the Year'

March 30, 2023 | by

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) honores Dr. Seelig for his leadership and original contributions advancing the field of DNA

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ASHG Documents and Apologizes for Past Harms of Human Genetics Research, Commits to Building an Equitable Future

March 01, 2023 | by The American Society of Human Genetics

Editor’s Note: BBI’s Dr. Gail Jarvik was president of ASHG in 2021when the organization launched a year-long initiative to “understand and document experiences of past injustice, as well as progress toward justice, in human genetics research.” That report was released earlier this year.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

February 27, 2023 | by BBI

Dr. Dunham is a professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington

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ConnectMyVariant becomes Non-Profit to Expand its Reach – and Impact – Serving People with Hereditary Cancer and Educating Families

February 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

ConnectMyVariantbecomes a non-profit organization. President Dr. Brian Shirts explains the implications and opportunities.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Andrew Stacey

January 24, 2023 | by BBI

BBI Member Dr. Andrew Stacey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s.

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Reflecting Back on 2022

January 08, 2023 | by BBI Communications

The start of a new year offers the opportunity to explore organizational highlights over the previous 12 months; here are a few exceptional events from 2022.

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11 BBI Faculty Named to Global List of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’

December 01, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Eleven BBI members have been named to the annual global list of highly cited researchers

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‘Inventor of the Year’ Jay Shendure Thanks Donors Whose Flexible Funding Enables Research ‘Freedom’

November 08, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Several dozen friends, family members, and supporters attended an event September 13 honoring BBI’s Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure, who was named “Inventor of the Year” by UW Medicine and UW’s CoMotion.

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2022 Business Journal Women of Influence honoree Alice Berger leads a cancer biology lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

November 03, 2022 | by Brooke Strickland – Contributing writer, PSBJ

NOTE: BBI congratulates Dr. Alice Berger, who will be honored November 10th by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2022 “Woman of Influence.” This article is the publication’s profile of her and her work.

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BBI Faculty Conversations: Dr. Lisa Maves

October 26, 2022 | by BBI

Dr. Maves is an Associate Professor in the Center for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI)

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BBI’s Larry Corey Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Infectious Diseases Society of America


Fred Hutch virologist honored by peers for his work on infectious diseases

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UW Medicine to Honor Jay Shendure as 2022 ‘Inventor of the Year’

October 06, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure will honored October 13 by UW Medicine as the 2022 “Inventor of the Year.”

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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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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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