UW Medicine’s Heart Regeneration Program

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Dr. Charles Murry and his team at UW Medicine are committed to changing this […]

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Xiaofeng Meng, Ph.D.: WRF Innovation Fellow

Xiaofeng Meng joined the University of Washington’s eScience Institute as a WRF Innovation Fellow in 2015. Meng is working with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, a collaboration between UW and […]

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Eatai Roth, Ph.D.: WRF Innovation Fellow

In the University of Washington’s Biology and Aeronautics & Astronautics departments, WRF Innovation Fellow Eatai Roth investigates how animals use sensory information to navigate through and interact with their environments. […]

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Alder Biopharmaceuticals

Alder Biopharmaceuticals, based in Bothell, Washington, followed its 2014 initial public offering with success in its clinical trials. Alder’s lead drug, ALD403, is a preventive treatment for chronic migraines. In […]

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Juno Therapeutics

Fred Hutch spinout Juno Therapeutics is building a biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body’s immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer.

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Erin dela Cruz: ARCS Fellow

Erin dela Cruz is an ARCS Fellow in the University of Washington’s Molecular & Cellular Biology Ph.D. program, which partners UW with local organizations Fred Hutch, Institute for Systems Biology […]

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Studying Metabolites to Advance Health Sciences

Dr. Daniel Raftery is an internationally renowned expert in metabolomics, with an emphasis on developing new diagnostics for breast, colon and esophageal cancers, plus new methods of analyzing metabolites in […]

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Implantable Biosensors for Glucose Monitoring

A grant of $49,525 from WRF is helping University of Washington researcher Dr. Kristen Helton to develop a new generation of implantable biosensors to monitor glucose levels in diabetes patients. […]

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Interface for Dynameomic Database

Dr. Valerie Daggett, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, specializes in researching protein-protein interactions, stability and deterioration. “Protein misfolding,” states Dr. Daggett, “is one of the fundamental unsolved […]

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Edwin A. Suominen: Engineer and Inventor

As an undergraduate in the University of Washington’s (UW) electrical engineering department during the mid-1990s, Ed Suominen invented a radio receiver technology with novel ways of tuning a radio among […]

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Mirador Biomedical

Seattle’s Mirador Biomedical received FDA approval of its two lead devices, the Compass Vascular Access (VA) and the Compass Lumbar Puncture (LP), in 2010. The Compass VA provides physicians with […]

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In Tribute: W. Hunter Simpson (1926-2006)

A dynamic and inspiring business leader, W. Hunter Simpson was the driving force behind the creation of the Washington Research Foundation. Friends universally described him as “larger than life.” A […]

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