Creative thinking to power medical breakthroughs
PNRI scientists unravel the powerful mysteries of the human genome through the lens of “what keeps us healthy” to drive future medical innovations.
Scientific discoveries found in unexpected places
From contagious cancer in clams to rare inherited metabolic disorders to junk DNA—PNRI labs delve into unexplored areas to uncover the next scientific breakthrough.
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Invest in PNRI’s bold approach to tackling the most difficult questions in science and medicine. Together, we are improving human health for generations to come.
Culture of Intellectual Freedom
“PNRI is a creative, invested, and non-traditional institute that is pursuing a daring style of science.” – Dr. Rick McLaughlin, PNRI Assistant Investigator
The pace of genetic discovery has expanded the ability to diagnose more of the rare, inherited diseases that threaten the lives of newborns. And yet, the pace of adding new diseases to the newborn screening program is lagging.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) is integral in PNRI, where scientists value mentoring the next generation. This summer we proudly hosted five exceptional interns with diverse interests and career goals as they got hands-on training in our laboratories.
Washington Research Foundation awards $100,000 to Pacific Northwest Research Institute in honor of David J. Galas, Ph.D.
Washington Research Foundation awards $100,000 to Pacific Northwest Research Institute in honor of David J. Galas, Ph.D. The funding will support continuation of work started by Galas and Lisa Stubbs, Ph.D. to identify genetic factors influencing brain’s response to stress.
Join PNRI for Bold Breakthroughs: a night of thrilling discovery and fine wine on Friday, October 20, 2023. We invite you to an evening that brings the cutting-edge genetics research from our labs to the beautiful AXIS venue in Pioneer Square. Get early bird pricing on tickets and tables before August 15, 2023!