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UW: Flush With Cash

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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
$3,723,095

Thomas Martin
SCCOR in Translational Research in Acute Lung Injury
$3,240,787

Harvey Checkoway
Effects-Related Biomarkers of Toxic Exposures
$2,743,925

Deborah Nickerson
UW-FHCRC Variation Discovery Resource
$2,504,333

George Stamatoyannopoulos
Identification of Functional DNA Elements by HSqPCR
$2,458,200

Wilhelmus Hol
Medical Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (MSGPP)
$2,232,508

Stephen Schwartz
Genomic and Genetic Approaches to Plaque Rupture
$2,104,328

Geraldine Dawson
Neurobiology and Genetics of Autism
$2,088,877

Garrett Odell
Gene Networks: From Molecules to Mechanistic Models
$2,041,058

Kenneth Krohn
Molecular Imaging and Its Response to Therapy
$1,990,101

Trisha Davis
Comprehensive Biology: Exploiting the Yeast Genome
$1,944,811

Michael Katze
Functional Genomics and HCV-Associated Liver Disease
$1,788,168

Raymond Monnat
Genetic Instability in Werner Syndrome
$1,357,018

Michael Katze
Development of a Primate Genomics Resource
$894,412

Wylie Burke
Genomic Health Care and the Medically Underserved
$890,146

Gail Jarvik
Inflammatory Genomics in Human Carotid Artery Disease
$732,338

Warren Ladiges
Comparative Mouse Genomics Center
$691,692

Bruce Psaty
Pharmacogenetics and Cardiovascular Events
$670,616

Michael Katze
Macaque Model and Gene Expression Profiling of SARS
$649,238

Roger Bumgarner
A cDNA Sequence Resource for Baboon
$629,287

David Castner
Nanoscale Investigation of Protein-Surface Interactions
$603,411

George Stamatoyannopoulos
Molecular Control of Globin Gene Switching
$599,134

William Henderson
Chemogenomics to Identify New Molecular Targets in PF
$590,587

John Stamatoyannopoulos
Regulatory Genomics of Inflammatory Response Genes
$588,262

John Stamatoyannopoulos
Computational Discovery of Cis-Regulatory Sequences
$582,434

David Siscovick
Inflammation Genomics and Atherosclerosis
$552,022

Nancy Kiviat
Chlamydia & Aberrant DNA Methylation in Cervical Cancer
$532,690

Teresa Brentnall
Pancreatic Cancer Protein Biomarkers for Early Detection
$525,997

Robert Waterston
Automated Single Cell Expression Analysis in C. elegans
$506,251

David Goodlett
Multi-Tiered Proteomic Compute Cluster
$500,000

Nancy Kiviat
HIV Associated DNA Hypermethylation in Cervical Cancer
$495,235

Elton Young
Genetic Regulation of Alcohol Metabolism in Yeast
$492,646

David Siscovick
Maternal Obesity, Fetal Genomics, and Atherosclerotic Metabolic Risk
$441,415

Kenneth Thummel
Pharmacogenomics of ADRs: Calcineurin Inhibitor Toxicity
$439,862

William Noble
Detecting Relations Among Heterogeneous Genomic Datasets
$414,036

Mark Rieder
Genetic Factors Influencing Warfarin Dose
$396,950

Nelson Fausto
Gene Expression in Regenerating and Neoplastic Livers
$388,750

Ferric Fang
DNA Damage and Repair in Salmonella Pathogenesis
$370,094

Timothy Rose
CODEHOP: Unique Web-Based Technology for Gene Discovery
$364,053

Clement Furlong
Structure & Function of the Human PON1 Polymorphism
$351,589

Jing Zhang
Proteomic Studies in Parkinson's Disease
$351,589

Mary Claire King
Breast Cancer Genomics in a Founder Population
$351,589

Elton Young
Transcriptional Integration of Metabolism
$347,889

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