Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 23
Genome Sciences Seminar: Dr. Tony Capra

"Integrating Genomic and Patient Data to Interpret Human and Neanderthal Genomes"
3:30, Foege Auditorium | flier | talk will be streamed via Zoom

Thursday, October 24
Science in Medicine Lecture: Dr. Kelley Harris

"Tracing the Evolution of Genomic Mutability"
1:00, Foege Auditorium | website

Friday, October 25
Dissertation Defense: Aaron Wolf
(Genome Sciences Ph.D., Akey Lab)
"The Distribution of Neanderthal Ancestry Across Populations And Within Genomes"
10:00, Foege Auditorium | flier

Wednesday, October 30
Genome Sciences Seminar:
Dr. Erik Andersen
"Wild C. elegans: niche specification, natural diversity, and genome evolution"
3:30, Foege Auditorium | flier | talk will be streamed via Zoom


For a complete listing of GS events, please see the events calendar.

Assistant Professor - now accepting applications

Genome Sciences is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

group photo - 2019 department retreat

New Faculty

Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Devin Schweppe has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor and will join our department in 2020. Dr. Schweppe is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Steven Gygi at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schweppe will develop proteomics methods to analyze dynamic cellular signaling networks.

Combined Fund Drive

Facult & staff: Please consider making a donation via the UW Combined Fund Drive.

Department News

Glennis Logsdon has been awarded an NRSA fellowship from the NIH.
Stella Huang and Rebecca Martin have been awarded the Parker Travel Award for best poster at the department retreat.

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

Ashley Hall has been awarded an NRSA fellowship from the NIH.

High school intern Jenna Everard took first place in the Bio Expo, lab research category. Jenna was mentored by Brook Nunn, Emma Timmins-Schiffman, and Andy Lin.
Robin Aguilar, Phoebe Parrish, and Sam Smukowski have been awarded NSF fellowships.
Dr. Kelley Harris has been named a Searle Scholar for 2019.

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.

Dr. Brian Beliveau , Dr. Tera Levin (Malik Lab), and Dr. Alistair Russell (Bloom lab), have been awarded Damon Runyon Dale Frey Awards.
Dr. Jay Shendure has received the 2019 Richard Lounsbery Award from the National Academy of Sciences.
2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics includes Drs. Evan Eichler, Deborah Nickerson, William Noble, Jay Shendure, John Stamatoyannopoulos, Cole Trapnell, and former GS grad Aaron McKenna.
Junyue Cao has been awarded the 2018 Verna Chapman Young Scientist Award from the International Mammalian Genome Society.
Dr. Jay Shendure has been selected as an AAAS fellow.
Nick Hasle has been awarded an F30 to support his thesis project "Dissecting the role of PTEN in human disease by testing the effects of thousands of variants on multiple cellular phenotypes".
Arvis Sulovari and Bryan Andrews have been awarded the Parker Travel Award for best poster at the department retreat.
Aaron McKenna, Tychele Turner, and Damien Wilburn have been awarded K99 Career Transition Awards.
Dr. Jesse Bloom has been selected as an HHMI Investigator.