David J. Galas, PhD
1944 – 2023

David J. Galas Tribute Events
Hosts:  Galas/Isonaka Families & PNRI
Honorary Hosts: The Hertz Foundation and Washington Research Foundation

Saturday, May 4: PNRI Lab Tours & Reception
Sunday, May 5: Celebration of Life & Reception

Sunday, May 5, 2024: Main Event

University of Washington Horticultural Center
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Link to map and directions
Link to hotels near the University of Washington

Free parking is available.

NHS Hall:
David Galas Celebration of Life: “Leader, Mentor, Friend”

8:45am – 9:30am: Light pastry and coffee
9:30am – 1:00pm: David Stories and Science Talks (More details about the program and speakers to come.)

Please note that we are refining the agenda for the day, including a list of speakers. In the coming weeks, we will post the updated agenda on this web page. Guests are welcome to join the tribute events at any point throughout the day. For planning purposes, if you think you might attend, please RSVP by April 19th.

Merrill Commons (next door)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Reception (heavy appetizers)

Please RSVP by April 19th.

For those unable to attend in person, we will offer a virtual experience so you can be part of this special day from anywhere in the world. We will update this web page in the coming weeks with details on how to join the virtual event. 

Saturday, May 4, 2024:  Special Added Event

PNRI Lab Tours & Reception

Pacific Northwest Research Institute
720 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Link to map and directions

Parking options to be available closer to the event.

For those who will be in the area on May 4, please join us for a tour of the PNRI labs. David was integral to the vision and focus of PNRI becoming a multidisciplinary genetics institute in Seattle.

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Drop-in tours of PNRI’s five genetics research labs
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Happy hour reception where we will share insights into David’s impact on the institute

Please RSVP by April 19th.


Contact the Development Team via our contact form or call (206) 726-1233 with any questions you may have.