The Department of Genome Sciences is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Our goal is to foster a place of learning and working where all members can thrive and where diversity is recognized and celebrated. At Genome Sciences, we aim to create supportive spaces for those who are marginalized in higher education or society. To achieve this, we recognize that it is our ongoing responsibility to understand, acknowledge, and challenge systems of privilege and disadvantage in higher education such as those based on race, color, creed, caste, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or socioeconomic status.
Wednesday, September 30
Genome Sciences Seminar: Dr. Patrick Cramer
Max Planck Institute
"Transcription of the genome: from molecular movies to regulatory systems"
9:30 a.m. | remote presentation link | flier
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Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Feder has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor and will join the department in 2021. Dr. Feder is currently a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a mathematical biologist who studies evolutionary forces that drive rapid adaptation, such as that seen in viruses becoming resistant to drugs.
Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Devin Schweppe has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor and has joined our department. Dr. Schweppe comes to Genome Sciences from the lab of Dr. Steven Gygi at Harvard Medical School, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Schweppe develops proteomics methods to analyze dynamic cellular signaling networks.
Introducing the Genome Sciences 2020 incoming class:
Leah Anderson – Ohio State University
Gabrielle Ferra – Brown University
Lincoln Harris – Swarthmore College
Chris Hsu – University of Washington
Aidan Keith – University of Washington
Tony Li – Johns Hopkins University
Chris McGann – Northeastern University
Alexis Neuman – Western Washington University
Luana Paleologu – University of Washington
Taylor Real – UC Santa Cruz
Elena Romero – Harvey Mudd College
Abbey Thorpe – George Washington University
Cassia Wagner – UW MSTP
GatesNotes: A new surveillance program in Seattle is detecting cases of COVID-19 and helping guide public health responses.
Dr. Trevor Bedford's research is featured in the Seattle Times.
Dr. Trevor Bedford's research is featured in the NY Times.
Introducing the Genome Sciences 2019 incoming graduate class:
Anna Bakhtina, University of Washington
Conor Camplisson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Phillip Chu, Northwestern University
Madeleine Duran, MIT
Austin Gabel, UW MSTP
Xavi Guitart, Vanderbilt University
Kianna Hales, University of Washington
Morgan Hamm, University of Washington
Lilian Heil, University of North Carolina
Maya Lewinsohn, UW MSTP
Sophie Moggridge, University of Victoria
Sriram Pendyala, UW MSTP
Zorian Thornton, Virginia Tech
Wei Yang, UCLA
Seminar video from the Sandler Symposium is now available.
Ashley Hall has been awarded an NRSA fellowship from the NIH.
Genome Sciences Travel Award winners
In our first application cycle, the Department has funded travel awards to 3 graduate students – Melissa Chiasson, Claudia Espinoza and Colby Samstag – and one postdoc, Jed Carlson. The awards are funded by income to the Department from endowments established by Genome Sciences faculty and are to encourage professional development.