Basic science discoveries underlie the innovative cures and treatments we develop at Fred Hutch. Our research teams strive to understand the normal molecular functioning of cells as well as the disruption that causes complex diseases like cancer and HIV infection.
Founded in 1981, the Basic Sciences Division has since expanded to include more than 30 laboratory groups that explore topics as diverse as regulation of cell division and mechanisms controlling wound repair. Our research has yielded a number of landmark breakthroughs and scientific advances, including two Nobel Prize-winning discoveries that may inform new approaches to cancer treatment.
Grounded in a steadfast commitment to scientific excellence and bold creativity, the Basic Sciences Division encourages robust, ongoing collaboration among divisions, laboratories and clinical researchers.
"I'm honored and grateful to be appointed to the McIlwain Family Endowed Chair in Data Science at Fred Hutch. Thank you McIlwain family for your support and dedication to cancer research, and to my lab and collaborators for making this possible." - Dr. Rob Bradley
— Dr. Harmit Malik, evolutionary biologist