September 30, 2014


Here is a list of September 2014 news items from the IPD. Follow the links to read and learn more:


– Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow Marc Lajoie!

– Congratulations to our first group of WRF Innovation Fellows!

A big welcome to Dr. Zachary Crook, Dr. Benjamin Groves, Dr. Jason Gilmore, Dr. Zhizhi Wang, and Dr. Yalan Xing! Read their bios and learn more about their protein design research collaborations here.


The second round of WRF Innovation Fellow applications are due DECEMBER 15, 2014! Apply today. Detailed information about this exciting postdoctoral fellowship and a link to the application is here:


The Foldit focus on Ebola and the ongoing work in the Baker lab has continued to receive significant media attention this month. Most notably, the IPD was visited by Al Jazeera America and the Seattle Times/Seattle Globalist

Can Ebola video game help find a cure for the deadly virus? – Al Jazeera America

From donors to research, state has a key role in Ebola fight – Seattle Times

The same story was also covered in the Seattle Globalist:

Northwest labs and donors leading the fight against Ebola – Seattle Globalist


– The IPD is hiring! We are looking for a Program Operations Specialist. Apply today at this link.

– Your contributions help us accomplish our ambitious and exciting research projects! Consider making a gift today to support the work of the Institute for Protein Design. Follow this link to view our Give page.


IPD members got outdoors once again this month on a trip to the Central Cascades. Some people enjoyed a great day hike to the beautiful Spider Meadow/Phelps Basin area while others camped overnight before continuing on to summit Dumbell Mountain (8421 ft), one of Washington State’s highest 100 peaks. Enjoy some pictures from the trip below:2014-09-14 09.52.36

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