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
Andrew Scharenberg (Stoddard)
Tuesday, April 21
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting
Tiffany Hensley-McBain (Klatt)
Thursday, April 23
D1-080/084: Sze Combo

Friday Evening Seminar
Michael Doud (Bloom)
A horse, a pig, and a duck walk into a bar. The bartender says,
 “What is this, a story about protein evolution?”

Jeffrey McKnight (Tsukiyama)
"Precise control of nucleosome positions in vivo"

Friday, April 24
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting
Alistair Russell (Bloom)
Thursday, April 30

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

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

Latest Publications

Chang C-W, Hui E, Bai J, Bruns D, Chapman ER, Jackson MB. (2015). A structural role for the synaptobrevin 2 transmembrane domain in dense-core vesicle fusion pores. J Neurosci, 35(14), 5772-80.
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Henikoff JG, Thakur J, Kasinathan S, Henikoff S. (2015). A unique chromatin complex occupies young α-satellite arrays of human centromeres. Science Advances, 1(1), e1400234.
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Iwata A, Morrison ML, Blackwood JE, Roth MB. (2015). Selenide Targets to Reperfusing Tissue and Protects It From Injury. Crit Care Med.
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Verboon JM, Parkhurst SM. (2015). Rho family GTPase functions in Drosophila epithelial wound repair. Small GTPases, 6(1), 33-40.
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Verboon JM, Parkhurst SM. (2015). Rho family GTPases bring a familiar ring to cell wound repair. Small GTPases, 6(1), 1-7.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.: