On Jan. 1, 2012, Aderem will become President and Stuart will maintain an active role at Seattle BioMed, assuming the title of Founder and President Emeritus and becoming a member of the Seattle BioMed Board of Trustees. Stuart will remain a Full Member, Seattle BioMed's equivalent to a University Full Professor, with an active research program. During the coming months, Stuart and Aderem – who have been colleagues and collaborators for nearly 20 years – will work side-by-side to plan and implement Seattle BioMed's expanded research activities as they integrate infectious disease research with the systems biology approach. Each will maintain his own research laboratory and will also continue their respective faculty appointments at the University of Washington.
Adopting systems biology at Seattle BioMed will be greatly enhanced by scientific exchange with ISB. John Aitchison, Ph.D., former Associate Director of ISB and a systems biology pioneer, will also join Seattle BioMed. His primary position will be Director of Integrative Biology at Seattle BioMed, but he will also retain a position at ISB to continue and further develop collaborative research projects. Seattle BioMed and ISB have a long-standing relationship, in keeping with Seattle's vibrant and interactive life sciences community. "ISB's upcoming move to the South Lake Union neighborhood, where we located more than seven years ago, provides proximity that makes it even more convenient for scientific interaction," said Stuart.
Aitchison added that this represents an exciting opportu
|SOURCE Seattle Biomedical Research Institute|
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