Norma Morella, Ph.D., WRF Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-22)

Dr. Norma Morella has studied a remarkable range of environments. She has researched the innards of deep-sea leeches and examined the air-exposed surfaces of tomato plants. She has explored the […]

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Researcher Spotlight: Ashleigh Theberge, Ph.D.

Who are you? I’m Ashleigh Theberge, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington, as well as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Urology. […]

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Researcher Spotlight: Gregory O’Neil, Ph.D.

Who are you? I am Gregory O’Neil, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Western Washington University (WWU). I have a background in organic chemistry and completed my postdoctoral […]

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Researcher Spotlight: Georgina Lynch, Ph.D.

Who are you? I am Georgina Lynch, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University (WSU). I have a background in neuroscience research and […]

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2022 WRF Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium opening remarks

Transcript of 2022 WRF Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium opening remarks from Dr. David Galas, chair of the selection committee and WRF board member.  Minor editing has taken place to improve clarity. […]

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WRF’s 2021 Year in Review

Full report: WRF’s 2021 Year in Review > Message from WRF’s Leadership 2021 marked a milestone in WRF’s history: 40 years since our founding by Tom Cable, Bill Gates Sr. […]

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Denise Buenrostro, WRF Postdoctoral Fellow

Transcript of video profile of Denise Buenrostro, Ph.D., WRF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Division of Immunology. Minor editing has taken place to improve clarity. Hi. […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Edmond H. Fischer (1920-2021)

We are sad to learn of the death of our colleague Edmond Fischer, Nobel laureate. We encourage you to learn more about his exceptional life. Obituary from UW Medicine Newsroom […]

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Matthew Crane, WRF Postdoctoral Fellow

Transcript of video profile of Matthew Crane, Ph.D., Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Washington’s Department of Chemistry. Minor editing has taken place to improve clarity. As […]

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James Thomas, WRF Postdoctoral Fellow

Transcript of video profile of James Thomas, Ph.D., WRF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Division of Computational Biology. Minor editing has taken place to improve clarity. […]

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A message from our chairman on Ron Howell’s retirement

A message from our chairman, Brooks Simpson, on the retirement of Ron Howell after 29 years as CEO of Washington Research Foundation Dear Friends and Colleagues: We would like to […]

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Tam’ra-Kay Francis, Ph.D., University of Washington

Tam’ra-Kay Francis, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington Department of Chemistry Founder and creator of Dear Black Student First Fridays; Pedagogy and Research on Race, Identity, Social Justice and Meaning; […]

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IN MEMORIAM: WILLIAM H. GATES SR. (1925-2020)

The passing of a legend. It is with heavy hearts that we learn the sad news of the passing of William H. Gates Sr. “Big Bill,” or “Bill Sr.,” as he was affectionately known, passed away on September 14, 2020.

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Will Canestaro, Ph.D.: Legend and HEOR

Will Canestaro of Washington Research Foundation receives a University of Washington School of Pharmacy Early Career Achievement Award and becomes an Alumni Legend.

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In Remembrance: Dr. Earl W. Davie (1927-2020)

We are saddened by the passing of our colleague and partner Earl Davie. We invite you to learn more about his life and his enormous contributions to science, public health […]

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Simultaneous Multiple Interaction T-Cell Engagers (SMITEs)

In September 2019, WRF pledged over $1.5 million in additional support for a novel immunotherapy platform being developed in Dr. Jim Olson’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred […]

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Counter Bias Training Simulation (CBTsim)

Research suggests that we all have our biases. Rather than denying it, maybe we should sleep on it. Biases permeate everyday life. They lead to assumptions about an individual’s interests […]

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C-SATS

C-SATS (Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills) spun out of the University of Washington in 2014 to provide evaluation and training for surgeons, shortly after receiving a $50,000 grant from WRF […]

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Hemostatic Polymers for Trauma Care

Drs. Suzie Pun and Nathan White are developing a medical polymer at the University of Washington with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives around the world each […]

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Protein Engineering to Enhance Drug Loading of Antibody Drug Conjugates

At Washington State University (WSU), Dr. Kevin Gray and his colleagues in the integrative physiology and neuroscience department are developing a revolutionary cancer treatment. Chemotherapy drugs cannot target specific cells, […]

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