Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

Center for Global Infectious Disease Research located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, strives to rid the world of its most devastating infectious diseases by focusing on the most underserved populations and global health research. Center for Global Infectious Disease Research collaborates by building respectful and productive relationships with its communities and working with inquiry and imagination to encourage an environment that fosters innovation. Center for Global Infectious Disease Research's disease-specific focus areas are in emerging and neglected diseases, viral diseases and malaria.

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Institute for Systems Biology

The Institute for Systems Biology, located in Seattle, applies the tools of high-throughput functional genomics, proteomics,and computational biology to define human genetic variations that contribute to disease susceptibility, in particular susceptibility to autoimmunity, cancer, and infection.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) of Seattle is one of the foremost cancer research centers in the nation.  Its research focus is on the prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The Hutchinson Center works to:

  • Discover new ways to detect cancers earlier, when cure rates are highest

  • Develop effective treatments with fewer side effects

  • Learn how to prevent cancers from growing in the first place

The center and its clinical and research partners — the University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance — comprise the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The Consortium is among forty National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide.

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Seattle Children’s Research Institute

As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure childhood disease.  SCRI researchers have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child’s immune system defeat cancer, and have made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.  Now, with more than 350 investigators researching hundreds of diseases and disorders, SCRI is working toward the next wave of life-saving discoveries.

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