Upcoming Events

July 10 - July 31
Genome Sciences Public Lecture Series
Wednesdays, 6:00 | Foege Auditorium




New Faculty

Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Nobuhiko Hamazaki has accepted an offer to be a joint faculty member in Genome Sciences, Ob-Gyn, and ISCRM, based in the South Lake Union campus in Ob-Gyn research space and has joined our department. He was a graduate student at Kyoto University, and a postdoctoral fellow at Kyushu University, where he worked to establish a method to induce oocytes from mouse pluripotent stem cells entirely in vitro. He then worked with Jay Shendure in Genome Sciences on stem cell-derived human gastruloids. Dr. Hamazaki’s research lies at the interface of peri-implantation embryonic development; reproductive biology; stem cell engineering; and genomic technology.

Genome Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Chia-Lin Wei from the Jackson Laboratory has accepted our offer to be a professor in the department and director of the Northwest Genomics Center and has joined our department. Dr. Wei’s research program includes the development and optimization of new genomic technologies and the analysis of chromatin structure. Dr. Wei has built and directed three large-scale sequencing centers, at the Genome Institute of Singapore, the Joint Genome Institute and the Jackson Laboratory.

Department News

Elliott Swanson has been awarded a Curci Fellowship.
Syd Sattler, Renee Geck, Skylar Thompson, and Atom Lesiak have received the inaugural Genome Sciences Department Outstanding Service Award.
Gabby Ferra has been awarded the Bonita and David Brewer Fellowship.

Introducing the Genome Sciences 2024 incoming class:

Ayomikun Akinrinade - UC Irvine
Carina Biar - Northwestern University
Kyle Brandt - University of Minnesota
Ben Cohen Stillman - UC Davis
Alex Donny - University of Minnesota
Zanny Ham - Hamilton College
Rachael Hu - University of Washington
Lucas Kerr - UW MSTP
Anna Leipertz - UC Berkeley
Carlo Melendez - Western Washington University
Jyoti Rai - University of South Alabama
Yash Sonthalia - Johns Hopkins University
Megan Taylor - University of Washington
Karl Young - Reed College

We are now accepting applictions for the Roman Undergraduate Scholarship.



Conor Kelly
and Bo Wen have received NSF Fellowships. Erik Bergstrom and Connor Finkbeiner have received honorable mention.
Feder Lab undergraduate researcher Dylan Clark has received the Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship.
Candice Young has received the award for best trainee talk at the TAGC 2024 Symposium.
Syd Sattler is featured on the UW School of Medicine website.
Su-In Lee has received the ISCB Innovator Award.
Brian Beliveau and Devin Schweppe have received a WM Keck grant. This collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, Los Angeles, will establish an entirely new approach to enable robust, scalable, and easily accessible methods for single-cell proteomics.
David Baker, Riza Daza, Evan Eichler, Bill Noble, Jay Shendure, and Cole Trapnell have been named to the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate.
Genome Sciences Education Outreach has been awarded the Silver Medal Award at the International Serious Play Conference for the Blood Sugar Balance webgame. Blood Sugar Balance offers an engaging educational experience focusing on glucose metabolism and its role in type 2 diabetes.
Shawn Fayer and Renee Geck have been awarded Parker Travel Awards for best poster at the 2023 department retreat.

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