The goal of the Human Biology Division is to cultivate interdisciplinary research focused on human biology and to increase the ongoing research on solid tumor cancer and other complex human diseases.
The Human Biology Division was formed in 1998 by merging Fred Hutch’s Cancer Biology Program and the Division of Molecular Medicine with an initiative in genetics/genomics. It is structured to foster and support ongoing laboratory-based and computational research at the interface of basic, clinical, and population sciences. The Division has more than 23 faculty members with expertise in molecular and cell biology, genomics, genetics, virology, infectious disease, computational biology, pathology and clinical research.
The association of Fred Hutch with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and University of Washington Medicine has tremendously expanded the care of patients with solid tumors. Fred Hutch, world renowned for its research and treatment of hematologic malignancies, has committed to increasing the ongoing research on solid tumor cancer biology that is being done in the Human Biology and Clinical Research divisions, as well as the excellent population-based research on solid tumors done in the Public Health Sciences Division.