ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter: A Message from Our Scholars
ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter advances science in America by funding PhD fellowships for outstanding STEM scholars at the UW and WSU. To donate or learn more, visit www.seattle.arcsfoundation.org.
Sean Gibbons: Microbial community-scale metabolic modeling
Abstract: The human gut is a chemical factory, wherein hundreds of microbial species transform our dietary inputs into bioactive molecules that are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body. We have developed a community-scale metabolic model of the gut microbiome, called MICOM (short for MIcrobial COMmunity), which can be leveraged to design personalized dietary, prebiotic, and probiotic interventions aimed at augmenting the production of beneficial metabolites and decreasing the production of detrimental metabolites. Overall, we show how MICOM can be leveraged to understand ecological interactions among microbes and to engineer the metabolic outputs of the gut to improve human health. Video courtesy of Institute of Ecology and Evolution at U Oregon.
Ventures #8 w/ Will Canestaro - Managing Director @ Washington Research Foundation (WRF) | BIOS
Dr. Will Canestaro is a venture capitalist, health economist and meta-epidemiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry.
Dynamk Capital Interviews Alpenglow Biosciences
Sebastien Latapie, principal at Dynamk Capital, sits down with Nick Reder, MD MHP, CEO of Alpenglow Biosciences to discuss the business, market opportunity and exciting growth at the company. Watch the full length video here.
ISB Research Roundtable on Bugs vs. Drugs with Dr. Sean Gibbons
Dr. Sean Gibbons, Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor at ISB, speaks on the topic of "Bugs vs. Drugs: How Our Unique Gut Microbiomes Shape Our Personalized Responses to Statins." Video courtesy of Institute for Systems Biology.
WRF announces $12.5M grant to support Invent at Seattle Children's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
The new program, a combined $45-million-dollar, multi-year commitment, will train early career scientists who have historically been underrepresented in biotech to spur the development of novel therapeutics for childhood diseases.
2021 ARCS Virtual Luncheon
ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter advances science in America by funding fellowship awards for outstanding STEM graduate students at the UW and WSU. Video credit: Erik Hecht erikhecht.com
Dr. Jack Gilbert with ISB's Dr. Sean Gibbons: The promise of the human microbiome
Prebiotics and probiotics. Fecal microbiota transplants. Optimizing a diet personalized to you. Dr. Sean Gibbons, WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor at ISB, in conversation with Dr. Jack Gilbert, Professor of Microbial Oceanography in the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Courtesy of Institute for Systems Biology and Town Hall Seattle
2021 UW ARCS Scholar Welcome Reception
ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter advances science in America by funding PhD fellowships for outstanding STEM scholars at UW and WSU. Video features WRF-funded researchers Sophie Blackburn, Sydney Floryanzia and Aaleyah Lewis. Credit: Erik Hecht
Dr. Denise Buenrostro, WRF Postdoctoral Fellow
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellow Denise Buenrostro, Ph.D., describes her work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center developing a smart T cell to identify and eliminate viruses in cancer patients.
University of Washington Recognition Gala 2021
Among the evening's honorees, Washington Research Foundation is recognized as a UW Regental Laureate after surpassing $100M in grants to the University; Stan Barer receives the 2021 Gates Volunteer Service Award. Video courtesy of the University of Washington.
UW president Ana Mari Cauce's 40th anniversary message to WRF, July 2021
University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce congratulates Washington Research Foundation on its 40th anniversary, honors retired CEO Ron Howell and recognizes WRF as a UW Regental Laureate after reaching $100 million in grants paid to the University. Video courtesy of President Cauce and the University of Washington.
2021 Dempsey Startup Competition Awards Presentation from the University of Washington
Thirty college startup teams advanced to compete for prizes in the all-virtual 2021 Dempsey Startup Competition (formerly the UW Business Plan Competition) hosted by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster School of Business. WRF Capital sponsored the 3rd place prize, won by Washington State University's Ananta.
Dr. Matthew Crane, WRF Postdoctoral Fellow
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Crane, Ph.D., describes his research in developing and producing efficient solar panels at the University of Washington, and the importance of WRF's support.
Dr. James Thomas, Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellow
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellow James Thomas, Ph.D., describes his Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigation into the role of irregular RNA splicing in the development of diseases, and the part played by his WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2021 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge Awards at the University of Washington
Twenty-one finalist teams competed March 3, 2021 in an all-virtual version of the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
Husky Stories: Sairandri Sathyanarayanan
Each and every Husky goes through their own journey. Sairandri Sathyanarayanan is a WRF Undergraduate Research Fellow majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. She is the founder of the nonprofit Mental Health for Every Adolescent.
Washington Research Foundation (WRF): Mission and Values
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) staff and board members discuss the Foundation's mission to advance cutting-edge research in the state. Featuring interviews with partners from the University of Washington (UW).
Washington Global Health Alliance's Community Video 2020
We asked WGHA members to reflect on your journey through 2020 – the year without a road map – what were your mile markers, your speed bumps, and where did you find joy along the way. Here's what you shared! #Our2020Journey
Pioneers of Global Health Awards & Fundraiser - 2020: The Journey without a Road Map
The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) Pioneers of Global Health Awards & Fundraiser recognizes the people and organizations in Washington working relentlessly to improve health around the world. This year’s theme is 2020: The Journey without a Road Map.
ARCS Virtual Luncheon Full Event
Thank you for joining for the ARCS Virtual Luncheon, to hear from ARCS Fellows and Alumni, and Guest Speaker Dr. Rhea Coler, share why scientific readiness is now more important than ever.
Institute for Systems Biology: Harnessing Our Inner Ecology To Track and Treat Disease
A virtual course and symposium on the microbiome and its future role in precision medicine | October 15-16, 2020. Introductory remarks by Sean Gibbons, Ph.D., Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor, ISB
Genome Startup Day 2020
Originally aired on October 14th, Genome Startup Day 2020 featured some of the country’s brightest genomics #startup founders who shared personal insights, lessons and candid reflections on their journeys from academia to entrepreneurship.
Population-Scale COVID-19 Tracking Using Data Collected from Sewage
MIT Professor and Biobot Co-founder and Scientific Director Dr. Eric Alm was the featured speaker in a live stream event put on by Town Hall Seattle and ISB.
Inside the Class - Will Canestaro, Health Innovation Practicum Instructor
“Everyone is trapped at home because there’s this huge health problem,” said UW instructor instructor Will Canestaro (PhD, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy ’17) and managing director at WRF. “The necessity of healthcare innovation is clear to people now."
Genome Startup Day: Summer Virtual Meetup
Originally aired on July 23rd, 2020, join genomics startup leaders and investors from across Washington State for a candid and insightful discussion on resiliency, agility, and navigating their companies through unforeseen circumstances.
Coronavirus vaccine candidate displays protective traits
Deborah Fuller's lab has worked nonstop for months to test vaccine platforms for against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Jesse Erasmus, senior fellow in the lab, developed what they call an "amplified RNA vaccine." Video courtesy of UW Medicine.
AI FOR GOOD LIVE | New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare and the Current Pandemic
Shwetak Patel will describe a collection of research projects that leverage the sensors on mobile devices in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases. Video courtesy of ITU.
Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talks 2020
Presenters include WRF Postdoctoral Fellow Rachel Welicky of the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Video courtesy of Seattle Aquarium.
2020 Dempsey Startup Competition Awards Presentation from the University of Washington
Thirty college startup teams advanced to compete for prizes in the all-virtual 2020 Dempsey Startup Competition hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. For more details visit the Foster blog at: https://blog.foster.uw.edu/tag/buerk-center-for-entrepreneurship/. Video courtesy of Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, UW. Music courtesy of Bensound.com.
ARCS-University of Washington Third-Year Scholar Convocation 2020
A Zoom recording of the ARCS & UW Third-Year Scholar Convocation held on May 15, 2020. Video courtesy of Jennifer Jenkins, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation and the University of Washington.
Reflections of the Human Gut Microbiome in the Blood Metabolome
Alpha-diversity in the gut microbiome holds many clues to understanding human health. Sean Gibbons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at ISB, and Greg Michelotti, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Biology at Metabolon, discuss many areas of microbiome research. Video courtesy of Metabolon, Inc.
Ignite Spotlight: Medcurity
Ignite Spotlights highlight emerging companies in the Inland Northwest. This episode features Medcurity co-founders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper.
Metabolon - Interview with ISB's Sean M. Gibbons Ph.D.
In his interview with Metabolon Sean M. Gibbons P.h.D goes into depth about the importance of the microbiome to human health. Video courtesy of Metabolon, Inc.
#ESCAIDE2019 - When the Weeds Invade: The Human Gut Microbiome & Infectious Disease Risk
Dr. Sean Gibbons describes recent findings in leveraging multi-omic data and mechanistic modelling to understand the role of microbiome in health and disease. Video courtesy of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Lunch & Learn: Investment Market Trends 2020
Join us to learn about investment market trends. This Lunch & Learn will include a conversation between Dr. Will Canestaro from the Washington Research Foundation and Anahita Nakhjiri from Echo Health Ventures. Video courtesy of Cambia Grove.
Heidelberg Laureate Forum: “New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare”
Shwetak Patel describes a collection of research projects conducted with his clinical collaborators that leverage the sensors on mobile devices in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases. Video courtesy of Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
Diamond Awards 2019: Ron Howell
Ron Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Dean's Award Recipient. Video courtesy of the University of Washington College of Engineering.
CoMotion Fundamentals for Startups Friday: "How Compassion Improves Innovation"
Shwetak Patel explains the difference between empathy and compassion, and how companies can infuse these practices in their culture to build a more inclusive approach that emphasizes outcomes which improve lives, not just balance sheets. Video courtesy of UW CoMotion.
ISB's 2019 Symposium: The Future of Health
Panel discussion including WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons of ISB and WRF Endowed Professor Dr. Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington. Video courtesy of ISB.
New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare
WRF Endowed Professor Dr. Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington presents at ISB's 2019 Symposium: The Future of Health. Video courtesy of ISB.
The Human Microbiome
WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) explains the human microbiome. Video courtesy of ISB. Full series available to view on YouTube.
A Gut Feeling: How Microbes Impact Human Health
Lecture from Dr. Sean Gibbons, now WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor at the Institute for Systems Biology. Video courtesy of WGBHForum
University of Washington Clean Energy Institute opens Washington Clean Energy Testbeds with assistance of WRF funding
Video courtesy of UW Clean Energy Institute
University of Washington Materials Science and Engineering students and faculty give an overview of the UW MSE department
Washington Clean Energy Testbeds funding provided by WRF. Video courtesy of UWTV
Washington State University Presents The Innovators: Supercomputing, the Cancer Moonshot and Beyond
Designing the next generation of supercomputers for biomedical research. Guest lecture by Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration, sponsored in part by WRF.
Washington Research Foundation recognized for support of 100th Seattle ARCS Foundation fellowship
Video Courtesy of Seattle ARCS Foundation
WSU ISE presents: H2-Flo - Washington's first hydrogen fueling station
Innovation for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a collection of individuals committed to improving the future through development and promotion of technologies to enable sustainable energy generation, storage, and transport. Learn more about how you can help by visiting our website: https://hub.wsu.edu/ise/. Video courtesy of Innovation for Sustainable Energy (ISE).
KPMGVoice: Modumetal | Chapter 2 of The Great Rewrite
Modumetal is rewriting the elemental process of making metal. It has developed a method of “growing” metal alloys atom-by-atom, by applying electric current to metallic raw materials.
Washington Research Foundation Innovation Fellowships in Clean Energy
CEI has launched the WRF Innovation Fellows Program in Clean Energy to help recruit the next generation of innovation leaders in solar energy conversion, energy storage, and grid integration technologies to the University of Washington. Video courtesy of UW Clean Energy Institute
WRF supports groundbreaking heart research at UW Medicine
$10 million to help move treatments for damaged hearts into clinical trials
WRF funding of Washington Nanofabrication Facility
The Washington Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Washington thanks WRF for providing funding
WRF support of big data at the University of Washington
University of Washington chairs and professors describe the impact of WRF support of big data
WRF Innovation Fellow Zachary Crook, Ph.D.
WRF Innovation Fellow Dr. Zachary Crook presents his work on 'Blood-Brain Barrier Penetration with Rosetta-Designed Disulfide Peptides'. This work is a collaboration with Dr. Jim Olson at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Translating discovery from lab to marketplace: a researcher's guide to a different culture
Dr. David Linker of the University of Washington describes the commercialization process, including WRF's role in funding. Video Courtesy of UWTV