Neil Abernathy , PhD

Email: neila@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 616-2813

Dr. Abernathy's current research interests are public health informatics standards, epidemic models, and molecular epidemiology in the context of global health; scientific and social networks as they pertain to collaborative research; novel 3-D imaging displays; Environmental interventions for infectious disease; high-throughput biology; and evolutionary game theory.

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Jan Abkowitz , MD

Email: janabk@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 685-7877

Dr. Abkowitz' work is focused on research in hematopoietic stem cells, erythropoiesis, heme physiology, marrow failure, myelodysplasia (MDS) and the clonal evolution of leukemia.

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Jennifer Adair , PhD

Email: jadair@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-7110

Dr. Adair's laboratory aims to develop gene therapies that can correct faulty DNA sequences responsible for inherited blood disorders, improve treatment for brain cancer and make cells immune to HIV infection. In addition to her independent work, Adair collaborates with the Kiem Lab to move new gene therapies created in the lab into clinical trials.

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Katherine Adams Guthrie , PhD

Email: kguthrie@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-5595

Dr. Adams Guthrie specializes in biostatistics with current interests in design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials; biostatistics; and women's health.

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Eun Hyun Ahn , PhD

Email: ahneun@uw.edu

Dr. Ahn’s current research interests are focused on: Breast cancer stem cell mutagenesis and DNA repair and microenvironmental regulation of cancer stem cells and carcinogenesis. Dr.Ahn’s previous research areas include: (1) Identification and biochemical characterization of target genes of PAX3-FOXO1 in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma; (2) Regulation of differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and cardiac precursor cells by nanotopography-induced cellular stiffness and rigidity; (3) Roles of retinoic acids and retinoic acid receptorson proliferation, cell cycle, and cell signaling; (4) chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive mechanisms of sphingolipids in colon and breast cancers; Anti-tumorigenic activities of antisense oligonucleotides against AKT1 in various cancer cells.

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Katie Albert , MD

Email: Katie.Albert@seattlechildrens.org

Dr. Albert's clinical interests are in pediatric oncology, pediatric sarcomas, pediatric solid tumors, adolescent and young adult oncology. Her research interests are molecular targets in sarcomas and immunotherapy for pediatric solid tumors.

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Adam Alessio , PhD

Email: aalessio@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 543-2419

Dr. Alessio works with CT and PET cardiac perfusion imaging, protocol optimization for PET and CT, and tomographic image reconstruction problems with a particular interest in statistical issues regarding data analysis, organization, and reconstruction.

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M. Robyn Andersen , PhD, MPH

Email: rander@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-6684

Dr. Andersen's research examines issues related to the adoption of medical technologies for the prevention and treatment of cancer. She is currently involved in projects examining psychosocial predictors of quality of life for breast and ovarian cancer survivors, the influence of Complimentary and Alternative (CAM) on cancer diagnosis and treatment and the potential of a symptoms index to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

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Niels Andersen , PhD

Email: andersen@chem.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 543-7099

Dr. Anderson's research team focuses on both the fundamental thermodynamics and structural features associated with biorecognition phenomena and practical applications in drug and protein design. The primary biophysical tools employed are spectroscopic: NMR determinations of polypeptide structure and dynamics, IR- and fluorescence-monitored T-jump kinetics for folding pathways, CD studies of the melting of secondary and tertiary structure. His drug design efforts are supported by NMR structural data for protein hormones and enzymes for key steps required for the viability of bacteria.

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Benjamin Anderson , MD

Email: banderso@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 543-6352

Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where his practice is devoted to caring for patients with breast health issues and cancer. Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include oncoplastic breast surgery, which simultaneously improves oncologic and cosmetic outcomes with complex cancer resections. He holds joint faculty positions at the Fred Hutch Division of Public Health Sciences and the UW Department of Global Health. He directs the Breast Health Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). From 2005-2007, Dr. Anderson served as President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD). Dr. Anderson created and chairs the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), which developed resource-stratified guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). On the U.S. delegation to the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Dr. Anderson contributed to the 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Prevention and Control Resolution. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) awarded Dr. Anderson their 2011 Partners in Progress Award. In 2012, Dr. Anderson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the oldest international professional organization addressing global cancer control. Dr. Anderson now chairs the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) International Program Committee. Most recently, the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) awarded him their 2013 Inspiration Award, recognizing his dedication and efforts to improve quality and effectiveness of breast cancer care around the globe.

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Garnet Anderson , PhD

Email: garnet@whi.org

Phone: (206) 667-4699

Dr. Anderson's area of expertise are to design, analyze, and conduct randomized trials and Biostatistics. Her research interest is focused on Women's health; in particular in the area of prevention of chronic disease, health effects of menopausal hormone therapy, ovarian cancer, including biomarkers, screening, and risk.

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Erica Anderson-Nissen , PhD

Email: eanderse@fhcrc.org

Phone: +27 (0)21 202 2228

Dr. Andersen-Nissen is interested in studying the influence of early innate immune responses to HIV vaccines on subsequent adaptive immune responses elicited. In addition, she studies systems biology analyses of how immune responses are shaped.

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Jalal Andre , MD

Email: drjalal@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 598-8766

Dr. Andre has specific training and experience in the development and clinical implementation of emerging MRI technologies. Dr. Andre's most recent interests include the application of advanced MRI techniques in imaging traumatic brain injury. His research has also led to identification of features that can be used in the evaluation of high-risk medulloblastoma subtypes.

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Steve Andrews , PhD

Email: sandrews@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-7007

Dr. Andrews's research is in the interdisciplinary field of systems biology. His interests are in the combination of physics, chemistry, and biology methods to investigate organization within biological systems, on size scales that typically range from a few proteins to many cells. Results are yielding insights into how the highly structured macroscopic world of living organisms is built from the stochastic microscopic world of individual molecules. He is also providing an improved conceptual foundation for medical and biotechnology developments, with impacts on topics such as drug discovery, personalized medicine, biofuel generation, and bioremediation.

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Yoshimi Anzai , MD, MPH

Email: anzai@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 598-8188

Dr. Yoshimi is the Professor of Radiology at University of Washington. Dr. Anzai utilizes various neuroimaging equipment and techniques to diagnose neurological diseases present in the nervous system, head, neck and spine. Her research interests include, hypoxia imaging using metabolic and vascular uncoupling for head and neck cancer, Multicenter trial AC RIN 6685 for head and neck cancer for N0 neck, evaluation of brain iron deposition in Parkinson Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury, and imaging assessment of cochlear implants.In addition, she conducts health services research in radiology, such as how imaging effects treatment decisions, patient outcomes/wellness, or overall costs in various diseases in cancer or neurodegenerative diseases.

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Smith (Jim) Apisarnthanarax , MD

Email: apisarn@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 598-4100

Dr. Apisarnthanarax is a radiation oncologist with clinical expertise in gastrointestinal cancers and genitourinary tumors, including the use of proton radiation to treat these cancers. Dr. Apisarnthanarax's research interests include optimizing the treatment of liver cancers, integrating proton beam radiation therapy into the multidisciplinary care of cancer, and using novel functional imaging to personalize cancer care by decreasing normal tissue toxicity and assessing cancer treatment response.

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Fred Appelbaum , MD

Email: fappelba@fredhutch.org

Phone: 206/667-4412

Dr. Appelbaum’s research focuses on the biology and treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and other blood cancers. He was the lead author of the first paper to describe the successful use of autologous bone marrow transplantation, a therapy now used in more than 30,000 patients annually. He was also a key contributor to the discovery and development of gemtuzumab ozogamicin, known commercially as Mylotarg, the first monoclonal antibody approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat acute myeloid leukemia.

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Cecilia Aragon , PhD

Email: aragon@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 543-2567

Dr. Aragon's current research focuses on visual analytics, data science, collaborative creativity, emotion in text communication, text analytics, and the study of socio-technical systems including online text communication and social media. Her research group both develops software for and produces qualitative studies relating to the socio-technical aspects of data science with a focus on very large text data sets. Some of her other projects include the use of computer gaming for collaborative science and engineering learning and discovery, and topics related to usability and sustainability.

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Justin Ashworth , PhD

Email: Justin.Ashworth@systemsbiology.org

Phone: (206) 732-2179

Dr. Ashworth is interested in the modeling and prediction of molecular and genetic variations in cellular systems, and the ways in which the functions and interactions of proteins are "designed" in nature to yield cellular physiologies and adaptations. Recently I have been studying gene regulation of new microorganisms and the functional roles of mutations in cellular systems in order to relate our biophysical understanding of molecular function and evolution to systems-level characteristics.

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David Au , MD, MS

Email: dau@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 764-2430

Dr. Au's research focuses on improving the quality and delivery of care for patients with chronic lung diseases, in particular, he is interested in primary pulmonary manifestations of tobacco smoke; COPD and lung cancer. His primary research focuses is on identifying and intervening upon potential gaps in the quality of care for patients with lung cancer and COPD. These gaps include a focus on the quality of end-of-life communication and care, delivery of high quality palliative care, heterogeneity in care, and whether health care delivery is concordant with best available evidence.

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