Biologist honored for her research on how cells segregate chromosomes during division
April 28, 2015
| By Fred Hutch News Service staff
Dr. Sue Biggins, a genetics and biology researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, on Tuesday was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. One of the country’s highest scientific honors, the NAS is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars.
From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist
March 3, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.
Basic Sciences Division's Carissa Perez Olsen is among first 10 recipients of new award designed to leapfrog outstanding junior investigators directly into faculty positions; two affiliate researchers also among recipients
Oct. 3, 2011
| By Kristen Woodward
Dr. Carissa Perez Olsen, a Weintraub Scholar in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Basic Sciences Division, is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director's Early Independence Award. She is among the first group of 10 junior U.S. investigators to receive the honor—designed to carry creative, confident young scientists directly into full-fledged research careers. Olsen will receive $1.25 million over five years for her research into the mechanisms of cancer, aging-related diseases and natural aging.
Basic Sciences and Public Health Sciences divisions’ Jesse Bloom brings protein evolution, computational expertise to stimulate broad cross-disciplinary research
July 11, 2011
| By Colleen Steelquist
Dr. Jesse Bloom has joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty, with a dual appointment in the Basic Sciences Division and the Public Health Sciences Division’s Herbold Computational Biology Program.