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, December 1
Dissertation Defense: Bianca Ruiz | Fields Lab, Villén Lab, Ph.D. in Genome Sciences
"Proteome-wide amino acid substitution and biochemical selection to understand protein biology"
1:30 | Foege Auditorium | remote viewing option | flier
Wednesday, December 1
Genome Sciences Seminar: Dr. Robert Fernandez | Columbia University
"Building molecular maps to study the male C. elegans nervous system"
3:30 | Foege Auditorium | remote viewing option | flier | GSAIMS-invited speaker
Tuesday, December 14
Dissertation Defense: Allie Greaney | Bloom Lab, Ph.D. in Genome Sciences
"Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antigenic evolution using complete genotype-to-phenotype maps of the effects of mutations on antibody binding"
10:30 | held remotely | flier
For a complete listing of GS events, please see the events calendar.
Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Lea Starita has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor. Dr. Starita develops and applies advanced genomic technologies for interpreting genetic variants of unknown significance. She also serves as the co-director of The Brotman Baty Institute's Advanced Technology Lab and is a key member of the Seattle Flu Study.
Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Philip Abitua has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor. Dr. Abitua is a developmental biologist studying annual killifish and how they've evolved to survive in extreme environments. In addition to deep knowledge of early vertebrate development, Dr. Abitua will bring cutting edge techniques into the department, such as single-cell analysis with live imaging of whole embryos.
Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Feder has accepted our offer to be an assistant professor and has joined our department. Dr. Feder was 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.
Gesine Cauer and Tobias Jores have been awarded the 2021 Parker Travel Award for best poster at the 2021 department retreat.
Sanjay Srivatsan is featured in UW Medicine article.
Sam Regalado is featured in UW Medicine.
Introducing the Genome Sciences 2021 incoming class:
Hunter Colegrove – University of Washington
Shruti Jain – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Connor Kubo – University of Washington
David Lee – UC San Diego
Ben Mallory – UC Davis
Elizabeth Plender – Regis University
Sydney Sattler – Westminster College
Elliott Swanson – Western Washington University
Malvika Tejura – UC Berkeley