Basic Sciences Division

Seminars and Meetings

The following events are for members of the Basic Sciences Division and other scientific collaborators. Read more about meetings, clubs and seminars >

Dissertation Defense
Chelsea J. Spragg (Emerman)
Monday, May 4
"Anciient and ongoiing viirall adaptatiion to antagoniize priimate SAMHD1"

3:00 PM
Pelton Auditorium

Current Biology Seminar
Doris Bachtrog (Peichel)
Tuesday, May 05
Pelton Auditorium

Dissertation Defense
Nitobe London (Biggins)
Wednesday, May 6
"Kinetochore activation of the spindle checkpoint by the kinase Mps1"

1:00 PM
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting
Molly Ohainle (Emerman)
Thursday, May 07
Pelton Auditorium

Seattle Mitosis Group
Wordeman Lab
Thursday, May 07
Hutch: B1-072/074

Friday Evening Seminar
Friday, May 08

Current Biology Seminar
Tuesday, May 12

Division News

Linda Buck elected to the Royal Society

Basic Sciences Division member Linda Buck has been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society.

Dr. Sarah Zanders in (Malik lab) received a K99 award

To support the initial phase of a Career/Research Transition award program that provides 1-2 years of mentored support for highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral research scientists.The title of her work: Mechanisms of meiotic drive and the functional consequences of rapid genome evolution in Schizosaccharomyces.

Dr. Amitabha Gupta in (Biggins lab) received an ACS postdoctoral fellowship.

Sue Biggins elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Sue Biggins elected to the National Academy of Sciences On April 28, the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of new members, including Sue Biggins, a member of the Basic Sciences Division since 2000.

Nitobe London wins a Harold Weintraub 2015 Award

Nitobe London, a graduate student in the Biggins lab, is one of thirteen students from across the country selected to receive the Harold Weintraub Award for 2015. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.
Nitobe’s studies of kinetochore proteins uncovered major control steps in activation of spindle checkpoint signaling required for high fidelity chromosome segregation, an essential process to prevent aneuploidy (a characteristic trait of cancer cells).

 2105 Weintraub Award Recipients.  Previous Weintraub Award Recipients

Fred Hutch researcher Gerald Smith named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Smith joins 78 others in the prestigious academy this year that recognizes people who have made significant contributions in the field of microbiology. read more >

Jesse Bloom has been awarded the 2015 Young Investigator in Virology Award.

With the goal of recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of virology by early-career investigators, last year Viruses accepted nominations for a 2015 Young Investigator Prize in Virology. The target age was set at 40 and under. Over 50 nominations were received and were evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of Viruses editorial board members. I am pleased to announce Dr. Jesse Bloom of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, as the recipient of the 2015 Viruses Young Investigator Award. read more >

Fred Hutch researcher Steven Henikoff awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal

BETHESDA, MD – January 27, 2015 –  The Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Steven Henikoff, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal. read more >

Career Opportunity

Senior Faculty Members
The division of Basic Sciences is seeking applicants for available faculty member positions. For more info, please click here.

Latest Publications

Yoon K-H, Ragoczy T, Lu Z, Kondoh K, Kuang D, Groudine M, Buck LB. (2015). Olfactory receptor genes expressed in distinct lineages are sequestered in different nuclear compartments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.: