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UW: Flush With Cash


At the tail end of January, the University of Washington announced that it was increasing its fundraising campaign goal from $2 billion to $2.5 billion. The problem? The campaign, which began in 2000 and was slated to end in 2008, reached its goal a year and a half early. Roughly translated, that milestone means that philanthropists, alumni, and others contributed nearly $1 million per day to the university’s coffers during the past seven years.

That news got us wondering: just how much money does Washington need? GT checked into the NIH grants database to see what kind of federal funding the university’s researchers are getting. What follows is a list of highlights, and is not meant to be comprehensive. We selected all the grants going to UW, sorted them by funding award size, and then picked out the ones that were obviously related to systems biology or any of the disciplines under its umbrella.

Deirdre Meldrum
CEGS: Microscale Life Sciences Center

Thomas Martin
SCCOR in Translational Research in Acute Lung Injury

Harvey Checkoway
Effects-Related Biomarkers of Toxic Exposures

Deborah Nickerson
UW-FHCRC Variation Discovery Resource

George Stamatoyannopoulos
Identification of Functional DNA Elements by HSqPCR

Wilhelmus Hol
Medical Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (MSGPP)

Stephen Schwartz
Genomic and Genetic Approaches to Plaque Rupture

Geraldine Dawson
Neurobiology and Genetics of Autism

Garrett Odell
Gene Networks: From Molecules to Mechanistic Models

Kenneth Krohn
Molecular Imaging and Its Response to Therapy

Trisha Davis
Comprehensive Biology: Exploiting the Yeast Genome

Michael Katze
Functional Genomics and HCV-Associated Liver Disease

Raymond Monnat
Genetic Instability in Werner Syndrome

Michael Katze
Development of a Primate Genomics Resource

Wylie Burke
Genomic Health Care and the Medically Underserved

Gail Jarvik
Inflammatory Genomics in Human Carotid Artery Disease

Warren Ladiges
Comparative Mouse Genomics Center

Bruce Psaty
Pharmacogenetics and Cardiovascular Events

Michael Katze
Macaque Model and Gene Expression Profiling of SARS

Roger Bumgarner
A cDNA Sequence Resource for Baboon

David Castner
Nanoscale Investigation of Protein-Surface Interactions

George Stamatoyannopoulos
Molecular Control of Globin Gene Switching

William Henderson
Chemogenomics to Identify New Molecular Targets in PF

John Stamatoyannopoulos
Regulatory Genomics of Inflammatory Response Genes

John Stamatoyannopoulos
Computational Discovery of Cis-Regulatory Sequences

David Siscovick
Inflammation Genomics and Atherosclerosis

Nancy Kiviat
Chlamydia & Aberrant DNA Methylation in Cervical Cancer

Teresa Brentnall
Pancreatic Cancer Protein Biomarkers for Early Detection

Robert Waterston
Automated Single Cell Expression Analysis in C. elegans

David Goodlett
Multi-Tiered Proteomic Compute Cluster

Nancy Kiviat
HIV Associated DNA Hypermethylation in Cervical Cancer

Elton Young
Genetic Regulation of Alcohol Metabolism in Yeast

David Siscovick
Maternal Obesity, Fetal Genomics, and Atherosclerotic Metabolic Risk

Kenneth Thummel
Pharmacogenomics of ADRs: Calcineurin Inhibitor Toxicity

William Noble
Detecting Relations Among Heterogeneous Genomic Datasets

Mark Rieder
Genetic Factors Influencing Warfarin Dose

Nelson Fausto
Gene Expression in Regenerating and Neoplastic Livers

Ferric Fang
DNA Damage and Repair in Salmonella Pathogenesis

Timothy Rose
CODEHOP: Unique Web-Based Technology for Gene Discovery

Clement Furlong
Structure & Function of the Human PON1 Polymorphism

Jing Zhang
Proteomic Studies in Parkinson's Disease

Mary Claire King
Breast Cancer Genomics in a Founder Population

Elton Young
Transcriptional Integration of Metabolism

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