Lab Members

Peter S. Nelson, M.D.

Peter S. Nelson, M.D.

Professor, Divisions of Human Biology and Clinical Research, Fred Hutch
Director, Prostate Cancer Research, Fred Hutch
Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Medical Oncology), UW and Adjunct, Depts. of Genome Sciences, Urology, and Pathology, UW
Faculty Profile
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, NC
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: Alexander Von Humboldt and Linus Pauling
Favorite Book: The Brothers Karamazov
Favorite Movie: Rear Window
In my time off I enjoy: Time off?? Cycling, hiking, fixing my VW van…. 

Lab Staff

Ruth Dumpit

Ruth Dumpit

Title: Lab Manager
Ilsa Coleman

Ilsa Coleman

Title: Research Scientist

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: My father, Dr. Charles C. Lambert
Paper that greatly impacted you: Most recently, the group of 27 papers making up the Pan-Cancer Atlas, published April 2018
In my time off I enjoy: running, hiking, live music, and spending time with family and friends

Jared Lucas, Ph.D.

Jared Lucas, Ph.D.

Title: Staff Scientist
Michael (Mick) Nyquist, Ph.D.

Michael (Mick) Nyquist, Ph.D.

Title: Staff Scientist

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:  Jonas Salk
Paper that greatly impacted you:
In my time off I enjoy:
Hiking!

Lisa Ang

Lisa Ang

Title: Research Technician

Hometown: Singapore/Vancouver
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: Michael Smith
In my time off I enjoy: Skiing, hiking, choir  

Navonil De Sarkar, Ph.D.

Navonil De Sarkar, Ph.D.

Title: Staff Scientist

Hometown: Kolkata, India
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: E. O. Wilson and George Church
Paper that greatly impacted you:
In my time off I enjoy:
Hiking high up in the mountains and Biking in nature

Helen Akushie

Helen Akushie

Title: Research Technician

Hometown:
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:
Paper that greatly impacted you:
In my time off I enjoy:

Brian Hanratty

Brian Hanratty

Title: Bioinformatics Analyst

Hometown:  Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: Carl Sagan
Paper that greatly impacted you: The clonal evolution of tumor cell populations.
In my time off I enjoy: World travel, breweries, nature, tech, retro video games.

Hannah Meade

Hannah Meade

Title: Research Technician
Email: hmeade@fredhutch.org
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: Broca and Wernicke
In my time off I enjoy: Getting overly invested in creative projects (drawing, writing, sewing etc), improving my Japanese, and reading, especially scary stories.

Talina Nunez

Talina Nunez

Title: Research Technician

Email: tnunez@fredhutch.org
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:  My AP Biology Teacher in High School, Mrs. Lydia Smithburg. 
In my time off I enjoy: Cooking, Baking, Reading, Binge watching Horror and Supernatural flicks


Postdoctoral Fellows

Arnab Bose, Ph.D.

Arnab Bose, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Kolkata, India
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: John Michael Bishop, Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Sidney Farber
Paper that greatly impacted you: The first report on the generation of iPSCs from Dr. Shinya Yamanaka's group. I find it as a perfect balance of raw intellect and brute force-driven science
In my time off I enjoy: Web surfing, travelling, singing and reading books

Lauren Brady, Ph.D.

Lauren Brady, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: David Attenborough/Rosalind Franklin
Paper that greatly impacted you: Erwin Schrodinger “What is life, the physical aspects of the living cell”
In my time off I enjoy: Travel, hiking and running


Tony LH Chu, Ph.D.

Tony LH Chu, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: E. O. Wilson and George Church
Paper that greatly impacted you: Fischer  KR, et al. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition is not required for lung metastasis but contributes to chemoresistance. Nature 2015
In my time off I enjoy: playing basketball, hiking and watching movies

Sander B. Frank, Ph.D.

Sander B. Frank, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner: Donald Coffey, who had a profound impact on the prostate cancer research field and, by all accounts, was a man who overflowed with wisdom
Paper that greatly impacted you: The dual reports on the sequencing of the human genome in 2001. It is hard to overstate how dramatically this discovery has affected nearly every aspect of modern research.
In my time off I enjoy: Exploring local coffee shops and breweries, listening to a range of assorted podcasts and keeping up on the latest computer tech and gadgets.

Robert Patton, PhD

Robert Patton, PhD

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown:  Columbus, Ohio
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:  Richard Feynman
Paper that greatly impacted you: What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell by Erwin Schrödinger
In my time off I enjoy:  Powerlifting, cooking, reading, and going to the movies!

 

Dapei Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Dapei Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown:  Olympia, WA
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:  Thomas Edison
Paper that greatly impacted you:  the book “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande
In my time off I enjoy:  Reading

 

Tarana Arman, Ph.D.

Tarana Arman, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Jorhat, Assam, India
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:
Gregor Johann Mendel and Frederick Sanger
Paper that greatly impacted you:
DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors by F. Sanger, S. Nicklen and A.R. Coulson published in 1977.

 In my time off I enjoy: Gardening on a sunny day, reading on a rainy day and hiking on a breezy day.

Yong Tao, Ph.D.

Yong Tao, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: ytao@fredhutch.org
Hometown: Wuhan City, China
In my time off I enjoy: Driving

Ryuta Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D.

Ryuta Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown:  Ehime, Japan
Scientist (Dead or Alive) you would invite to dinner:  Jokichi Takamine and Hideyo Noguchi
Paper that greatly impacted you:  Engagement of the PD-1 Immunoinhibitory Receptor by a Novel B7 Family Member Leads to Negative Regulation of Lymphocyte Activation
In my time off I enjoy:  Running, Singing

 


Graduate Students


Administration

Jennie Dodson

Jennie Dodson

Title: Research Administrator

Hometown: Seattle, WA
In my time off I enjoy: Curling in the winter, golf in the summer, bike rides, gardening, travel and exploring.

 

Andrea Doherty

Andrea Doherty

Title: Administrative Coordinator II

Hometown: Seattle, WA
In my time off I enjoy: backpacking, reading, diving