Basic Sciences Division

Making Foundational Discoveries

Our Faculty

Basic scientists answer fundamental biological questions and produces new insights on the basic biology of life processes and cancer development.  Our faculty include structural, genetic, molecular, cellular, developmental and evolutionary biology investigators working in diverse areas related to all aspects of biology.  

Latest News

Dissertation Defense

Jennifer Cech, Peichel Lab

Centromere identification and inactivation on a neo-Y chromosome fusion in threespine stickleback fish

10:00 a.m., Fri, May 13
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Scientific Excellence

About Our Division

Basic science discoveries are the foundation for understanding the causes of and developing the treatments for human disease.  Our varied research interests have led to a number of significant discoveries.

Groundbreaking Work

Our Research Focus

We have 29 laboratories working in diverse areas related to all aspects of biology aimed at understanding how the many systems of cells interact and are regulated.  

scheduled seminars

Current Biology Series

Features weekly seminars with presentations by Hutch and outside scientists to share the latest developments and recent research.

  • May 17    Michael Rust (Subramaniam)

Scientific Publications

Current Publications

Read Fred Hutch scientific publications involving basic sciences researchers and their research findings and discoveries.

scientific exchange

Meetings / Clubs

 Upcoming meetings:

  • May 12          Seattle Fly Club
  • May 19          Virus Club


Career Opportunities

Find A Position

We are seeking outstanding scientists interested in conducting cutting-edge research into fundamental biological questions.  We also sponsor talented graduate students or recent graduates.