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spring-2019 Newsletter

Dear alumni, friends, and supporters of UW Biology,

This is my last letter to you in my capacity as the Chair of UW Biology.  After 35 years at the UW, I will retire at the end of June.  But my connection to UW Biology will remain strong, as yours is.  We have worked together to make UW Biology preeminent in the realm of integrative biology – “from molecules... Read more

Planted in the Life Sciences Building’s shadow, it can be easy to look past all the plants outside. But look closely and you’ll find there’s more to the landscaping than meets the eye.

UW Biology partnered with Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), a Seattle-based landscape architecture firm, to meticulously curate the plants outside the Life Sciences Building. This... Read more

Congratulations to UW Biology Assistant Professor Bing Brunton and collaborators at the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University on winning a $7.5 million MURI grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research! These highly competitive multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) awards are designed to convene teams of... Read more

Art and science converge every day in the Life Sciences Building – from the spark of new ideas to breakthroughs in research. In honor of this basic, beautiful principle, a 100-foot art wall spans almost the entire first floor of the building – encouraging us to indulge our curiosity and explore the complex biological world.  

In the Life Sciences Building’s design... Read more