Promising Young Scientists

Promising Young Scientist: Gabe Boyle’s ‘Meandering’ Career Path Settles in at UW and Seattle Children’s

June 17, 2024 | by BBI Communications

‘Genuinely interested in applying his knowledge of biology to help children with cancer, and brings a curiosity to his work that is infectious’

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Promising Young Scientist: Fred Hutch’s Stephanie Dobersch has Found Her Calling in Pancreatic Cancer Research

May 23, 2024 | by BBI Communications

‘An impressive body of work that will revolutionize the way we identify, understand, and treat different subtypes’

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Promising Young Scientist: Clara Libbrecht: Working ‘Bench to Bedside’ for Children

April 01, 2024 | by BBI Communications

‘You want to do something in the lab that matters within your lifetime’

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Promising Young Scientist: Sophia Gibson Intends to Work in the ‘Computational Space,’ Without ‘Leaving the Bench Behind’

January 16, 2024 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Lea Starita: 'She probes difficult genetics questions from all sides and does not stop exploring possible answers until she’s confident she’s right.'

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Promising Young Scientist: Sam Smukowski Integrates Genetics and Philosophy on a Journey Studying Neurodegenerative Disease

November 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Sam has made some profound insights into our understanding of the molecular contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease’

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Promising Young Scientist: Meg Lunn-Halbert has a ‘Combination of Skills (that) Go a Long Way in Science’

September 20, 2023 | by BBI Communications

“Cancer affects everyone in the family. I’ve experienced this first-hand. Volunteering alongside a family with a child undergoing cancer treatment is a way for me to give a small sense of normalcy to those who are grieving.”

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Promising Young Scientist: Manith Atapattu has a ‘Genuine Enthusiasm for Solving Problems’

August 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Manith Atapattu last spring observed something quite different: doctors making “house calls” to patients’ homes.

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BBI and IPD Engage High School Students in Summer STEM Camp

August 31, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Reminded me of seeing myself getting interested in science for the first time”

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Honorable Pursuits: BBI Interns Set Their Sights on Careers of Compassion

August 02, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Every summer, BBI sponsors interns at its three institutions – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Here are profiles of their lives and future livelihoods.

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Promising Young Scientist: From Bangkok to Seattle, Nuttada Panpradist is a Profile in Courage

June 29, 2023 | by BBI Communications

‘Hard work and perseverance can allow you to reach your goals’

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Promising Young Scientist: Emma Wrenn’s ‘Commitment to Discovering and Advancing Truth’ Matched Only by a Desire to Help Cancer Patients

June 01, 2023 | by BBI Communications

“Emma’s relentless curiosity and commitment to scientific rigor are two of her greatest strengths.” BBI’s Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor

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Promising Young Scientist: M.D.-Ph.D. Student Nick Popp Combines Determination, Communications, and Compassion to Remove ‘Insurmountable Roadblocks’

April 17, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Nick Popp became an advocate for himself before he understood the meaning of the word.

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Promising Young Scientist: Samantha Schuster’s ‘Goal-Oriented Grit’ Likely will Serve Her Well in the Biotech Sector

March 21, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Since arriving in Seattle in 2017, Samantha Schuster has demonstrated those professional characteristics – and more – in her graduate work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

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Promising Young Scientist: Mentors at Pivotal Times Inspire Mitchell Vollger, an ‘Exceptionally Talented Computational Biologist’

February 28, 2023 | by BBI Communications

'Mitchell takes problems that may have been solved in the past in a very specific way and he takes a very different approach to deal with them in a much more efficient way.' Dr. Evan Eichler

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Promising Young Scientist: An Invaluable Guiding Principle Leads Jenny Nathans to UW’s MD-PhD Program

January 18, 2023 | by BBI Communications

Jenny Nathans devoted more than two years to kicking many tires at the National Institutes of Health before arriving at the UW in 2020

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Promising Young Scientist: Seattle Children’s Dana Jensen has Come Full Circle

December 16, 2022 | by BBI Communications

A ‘model scientist’ at age 28 with a Bachelor’s Degree

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Promising Young Scientist: For Sander Frank, Cancer Research is a Calling

November 29, 2022 | by BBI Communications

For some researchers, their work is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. For Sander Frank, it is a calling.

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Promising Young Scientist Sam Regalado: Inspired by a Desire to Advance Opportunities for People of Diverse Cultures

November 03, 2022 | by BBI Communications

‘The best science is that done in a multi-disciplinary manner’

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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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