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Seattle Science Festival showcases 'Cool' biomedical jobs June 13

Signature program will feature Fred Hutch's Colleen Delaney, Mark Roth, and UW's Buddy Ratner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Seattle Public Library

June 10, 2013

Dr. Colleen Delaney, Clinical Research Division, and Dr. Mark Roth, Basic Sciences Division

Hutchinson Center scientists will have starring roles in a free Seattle Science Festival signature program—"Cool Jobs: Biomedical Science" Thursday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library's Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave.

The program—designed to fascinate students of all ages—will feature the following experts and innovators:

  • Dr. Colleen Delaney, Clinical Research Division. Delaney is pioneering methods for making expanded cord-blood transplants more readily available as a treatment for cancer and other diseases, as well as for acute radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear attack.
  • Dr. Mark Roth, a cell biologist and "MacArthur genius" in the Basic Sciences Division, studies the therapeutic potential of suspended animation and reversible metabolic hibernation. Roth believes the honor brings opportunities to encourage young people to pursue their dreams.
  • Dr. Buddy Ratner is an expert in biomaterials used in medical devices and implants. Ratner's lab in the University of Washington's Department of Bioengineering is working on projects for tissues and organs, including heart muscle, the esophagus, bones and cartilage, and the cornea.

For more information, or to register for "Cool Jobs: Biomedical Science," email seattlesciencefestival@pacsci.org. Read more about the Seattle Science Festival by downloading the 2013 festival program, events calendar or mobile app.

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