Our Research Defines Us

The goal of BBI’s tools and platforms is to enable our members to explore new opportunities at the interface of basic science and precision medicine.

Below are some recent examples of our work.

UW Medicine Fred Hutch Seattle Children's Hospital

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Lead Researchers

Helen Chu, Trevor Bedford, Jay Shendure, Lea Starita, Debbie Nickerson, Christina Lockwood, Janet Englund, Alpana Waghmare
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Single Cell Sequencing

Single Cell Atlases

Lead Researchers

Cole Trapnell

Jay Shendure

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Genomics

SeqFirst

Lead Researchers

Mike Bamshad, Ghayda Mirzaa, Jessica Chong, Katrina Dipple, Dan Doherty, David Veenstra
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Infectious Diseases

Seattle Flu Study

Lead Researchers

Helen Chu, Trevor Bedford, Michael Boeckh, Barry Lutz, Janet Englund, Jay Shendure, Lea Starita, Debbie Nickerson, Christina Lockwood
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Mutational Scanning

Variant Analysis

Lead Researchers

Lea Starita

Doug Fowler

Jay Shendure

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Single Cell Sequencing

BBI Advanced Technology Lab

Lead Researchers

Lea Starita

Jay Shendure

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Welcome to The Brotman Baty Institute

Welcome to The Brotman Baty Institute, an innovation hub for genomic research and precision medicine.

The BBI is a collaboration among Seattle’s three top research institutions—The University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The offices of the Brotman Baty Institute and the UW Campus overlook Seattle’s Montlake Cut, Lake Union, and the city skyline. Photo courtesy of University of Washington Communications.

The offices of the Brotman Baty Institute and the UW Campus overlook Seattle’s Montlake Cut, Lake Union, and the city skyline. Photo courtesy of University of Washington Communications.

Our Resources

Investigators based at partner institutions have equal access to our platforms at identical costs.

Tools & Data

BBI tools and data support BBI members and researchers worldwide.

BBI provides data and a repository for our datasets, analysis code, and protocols. We also provide tutorials to assist you in downloading, analyzing, and exploring these datasets.

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Platforms

BBI Platforms support our research.

Our goal is to support the work of our faculty, researchers, and investigators by fostering collaboration and innovation.

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BBI Grant Program

The BBI invests in promising pilot research.

The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) aims to create a community of investigators across the three founding institutions (UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s) to advance basic science and translational research with clear relevance to precision medicine. The BBI invests in innovative, collaborative projects that address basic science or translational research questions related to precision medicine. To learn more about the grants offered by BBI and to apply, contact info@brotmanbaty.org.

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Members

BBI members include more than 300 faculty at The University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BBI embraces diversity and inclusion in all its work and, like the University of Washington, believes diversity is integral to excellence.

We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.


News

UW Medicine-BBI SCAN Program Sunsetting; Seattle Flu Study becomes Seattle Flu Alliance

July 28, 2022 | by BBI Communications

The Seattle Flu Study (SFS) and Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network Study (SCAN) are ending their active recruitment and research on July 31, 2022, after years of contributing to scientific discovery and improving public health in Seattle

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Associations between Ovarian Cancer Survival and Inflammatory Diet

July 25, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI Member Dr. Holly Harris Collaborates on Paper with Researchers at Several Other Institutions Identifying New Insights on Extending Survival Pre-and Post-Diagnosis

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Promising Young Scientist Anna-Lisa Doebley: A Penchant for Solving Puzzles Leads to A Passion for Identifying Cancer Subtypes

July 20, 2022 | by BBI Communications

What are three characteristics necessary to identify subtypes of cancer from cell-free DNA? The ability to solve difficult genetic computational problems, a high level of enthusiasm for translational cancer research, and a passion for improving the outcomes for cancer patients.

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