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 (UPDATE: As of Dec. 18, 2013, the total funds raised has reached more than $60,000) for our education programs at Institute for Systems Biology. Guest speaker Julia Joo,…

GiveBIG to ISB on May 15

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Mark your calendars for May 15 to participate in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG one-day charitable giving campaign. If you contribute a gift that day to ISB through this campaign, the Seattle Foundation will “stretch” your dollars – up to $25,000 per contributor per organization…

Big Money, Big Science

Dr. Lee Hood

America’s most productive biologist on philanthropy’s role in science Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., is one of America’s most successful and distinguished scientist-inventors. Four devices he created proved instrumental in decoding the human genome. He pioneered the important new field of systems biology, which studies…

Video: ‘Geek of the Week’ at KCTS Science Cafe

Dr. Jared Roach at KCTS Science Cafe

ISB senior research scientist Dr. Jared Roach talks about being in love with DNA and how it’s “beautiful, curvaceous, symmetrical…fractally complex…iridescent and shimmering.” Watch the video of the Science Cafe here. Dr. Roach was named’s “Geek of the Week” in August 2011.

1st Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon


On November 29, 2012, ISB held its first annual Valerie Logan Luncheon to honor Valerie Logan, Dr. Lee Hood’s wife, and to raise funds for our work related to K-12 science education. We also presented the first Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award…

An Evening to Remember

About 20 years ago, Carole Ellison attended a lecture by Dr. Lee Hood shortly after he had arrived at the University of Washington to start the Department of Molecular Biotechnology. She was impressed by his vision for the future of science and healthcare and…