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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 27
Genome Sciences Seminar: Dr. Michael Yaffe
“Cell Stress and Injury Responses Determine Cancer Progression and the Responses to Treatment”
3:30 | remote presentation link

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

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

We are now accepting applications for our Summer Research Program. The application deadline is February 1.

New Faculty

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.

Department News

Rising Stars in Proteomics and Metabolomics
Dr. Devin Schweppe and Dr. Will Fondrie, along with former GS members Drs. Lindsay Pino, Brian Searle, and Wout Bittremieux, are highlighted in the Journal of Proteome Research.
Sam Regalado has been awarded an NRSA fellowship.
Eliah Overbey has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from NASA.

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

Former Shendure Lab member Dr. Junyue Cao is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
Drs. David Baker, Michael Bamshad, Evan Eichler, Choli Lee, Debbie Nickerson, Bill Noble, Jay Shendure, John Stamatoyannopoulos, and Cole Trapnell have been named on the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate.
Brain and spine fluid proteomics may hold Alzheimer’s clues
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90 Days on the Front Line: How UW Medicine led the response to the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak
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NIH-funded center to study nucleome in time and space
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The 2020 Parker Travel Award winners for best poster at the 2020 department retreat are Pengyao Jiang and Kyle Hess.
Former Genome Sciences members Dr. Katrina Claw and Dr. Jie Liu have received 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards from the NHGRI.
Nick Popp has been awarded an NRSA Fellowship.
Dr. Mary-Claire King and Dr. Peter Byers have received awards from the ASHG.
Dr. Junhong Choi has been awarded a Damon Runyan Fellowship.
Danielle Faivre and Deanna Plubell have been awarded NRSA Fellowships.
Chengxiang Qiu has been awarded the Bonita and David Brewer Fellowship.
Scanning for answers to a pandemic
GatesNotes: A new surveillance program in Seattle is detecting cases of COVID-19 and helping guide public health responses.
250,000 people now follow this Fred Hutch scientist on Twitter
Dr. Trevor Bedford's research is featured in the Seattle Times.
Dr. PingHsun Hsieh has been awarded a K99 Career Transition Award.
Eliza Barkan has been awarded an NSF Fellowship. Conor Camplisson, Luana Paleologu, and Zorian Thornton have received honorable mention.
Coronavirus May Have Spread in U.S. for Weeks, Gene Sequencing Suggests
Dr. Trevor Bedford's research is featured in the NY Times.
Gesine Cauer and Dr. Andrew Savinov have been awarded NRSA fellowships.
Dr. Jay Shendure has been named The 2020 Leaders in Health Care Gold Award Winner for Achievement in Medical Research by Seattle Business magazine.
GSAIMS has been awarded a Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant from the University of Washington and is excited for their new upcoming events.
Jimmy Eng has been selected for the 2020 Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award.
Technologies to watch in 2020: Dr. Elhanan Borenstein and former GS grad Dr. Alex Nord are featured in Nature article.