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 >

Current Biology Seminar
Andres Villu Maricq (Bai)
"Engines of Change: Kinesin-Mediated Transport of Synaptic Glutamate Receptors"

Tuesday, March 31
Sze Combo Rooms

Retrovirus Meeting
Keshet Ronen(Overbaugh)
“Immune Correlates and Consequences of HIV-1 Superinfection”

Thursday, April 02

Seattle Mitosis Group
Heidi Henley
Thursday, April 02
UW: G417

Dissertation Defense
Mesfin Mulugeta Gewe (Strong)
“Spectrum of Somatic Hypermutations and Implication on Antibody Function: Case of the anti HIV-1 antibody, b12”

Friday, April 03
2:00 PM
Pelton Auditorium

Friday Evening Seminar
Jacquelyn Lang (Biggins)
“A novel in vitro method to study kinetochore assembly”  

Patrick Carroll (Eisenman)
“Regulation of tumor metabolism and spermatogenesis by the MAX-like protein MLX”

Friday, April 03
Pelton Auditorium

Division News

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 >

Fred Hutch researcher Sue Biggins awarded the Genetics Society of America’s Novitski Prize

BETHESDA, MD – January 21, 2015 – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Sue Biggins, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Society's Edward Novitski Prize. read more >

Career Opportunity

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

Latest Publications

Cooper JA, Kaneko T, Li SSC. (2015). Cell regulation by phosphotyrosine-targeted ubiquitin ligases. Mol Cell Biol.
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Fishburn J, Tomko E, Galburt E, Hahn S. (2015). Double-stranded DNA translocase activity of transcription factor TFIIH and the mechanism of RNA polymerase II open complex formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
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Pan L, Shah AN, Phelps IG, Doherty D, Johnson EA, Moens CB. (2015). Rapid identification and recovery of ENU-induced mutations with next-generation sequencing and Paired-End Low-Error analysis. BMC Genomics, 16(1), 1263.
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Siegel JB, Smith AL, Poust S, Wargacki AJ, Bar-Even A, Louw C, Shen BW, Eiben CB, Tran HM, Noor E, Gallaher JL, Bale J, Yoshikuni Y, Gelb MH, Keasling JD, Stoddard BL, Lidstrom ME, Baker D. (2015). Computational protein design enables a novel one-carbon assimilation pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(12), 3704-9.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.: