Valerie Logan Luncheon Raises $50K for Science Education Programs at ISB


The Second Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon, which took place on Nov. 13, raised just over $50,000 for our education programs at Institute for Systems Biology. Guest speaker Julia Joo, who spent her summer as a high school intern here at ISB, shared with us…

ISB Hosts 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13

Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon.

Photo above: Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon. To inspire students and imbue them with a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we must inspire their teachers. ISB has always held this philosophy and, at the 2nd Annual Valerie Logan…

Lee Hood Among Featured Innovators at Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI

Lee Hood participates in an interview during the launch of the Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI on Oct. 11. Hood is one of the featured innovators.

On Oct. 11, MOHAI hosted a VIP event to celebrate the launch of the Bezos Center for Innovation. The exhibit features 13 innovators from the Seattle area, including ISB's president, Dr. Lee Hood. Each innovator sat for an interview and snippets from each interview…

Guest Post: Harvard at ISB

Alia and Tammy took what they learned at ISB and shared with science teachers in Massachusetts.

Guest Post By Alia Qatarneh Research Assistant, Life Sciences Outreach Program Harvard University The realm of research is changing. The understanding of a scientific phenomenon is no longer a journey on a one-way road. It is an active collaboration between many departments, professionals, and…

UW Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology

UW freshmen students in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program visited ISB.

“It was very interesting to learn how all the different backgrounds, such as one person having majored in physics, computer science, or chemistry, can come together to achieve a goal. Also, how some have bachelors or postdoc degrees. I also learned more about how…

Greater Good: Successful High School Interns

2013 High School Interns

Every summer, ISB welcomes a group of high school interns, hosted through our Systems Education Experiences program. ISB is proud of its collaborative and cross-disciplinary culture and we work hard to nurture an environment that allows our staff to achieve at a high level….

K-12 Science Education: MESA Math Scholars Visit ISB


Just as the Seattle tourist traffic picks up in the summer, the intern and visitor traffic at ISB spikes during July and August. It’s always inspiring to see the fresh faces of high school students in our halls. On Aug. 7, the MESA Math…

Summer Interns

Summer brings high school and undergraduate interns to the halls of ISB. ISB’s internships are competitive and students all agree that being immersed in the cross-disciplinary, collaborative and entrepreneurial culture that distinguishes ISB is a profound experience. One example of the ISB difference involves…

ISB Education Team: Next Gen Science Standards for Teachers

ISB hosted 60 public school teachers on June 24, 2013, to help guide their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.

ISB is committed to K-12 science education. Today, to launch a new OSPI Math & Science Partnership, we are hosting 40 teachers from Seattle Public Schools and 20 teachers from Renton Public Schools to help them develop curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science…

Dr. Lee Hood Honored for Inspiring Future Scientists

Dr. Lee Hood during the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research event honoring inspiring scientists.

Dr. Lee Hood during the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research’s annual fundraising event on June 4, 2013. Dr. Hood received the Alvin J. Thompson Award for inspiring future scientists. Previous winners of this award from ISB include Dr. Nitin Baliga and Dr. Lee Rowen….