Partnering for Future Advancement of Treatment

Learn about our partner organizations. Through these partnerships, the Seattle Neuroscience Institute strives for the future advancement of treatment for all.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science

Located in Seattle, the Allen Institute for Brain Science is a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to performing innovative basic research on cellular function in the brain and distributing its discoveries to researchers around the world. In doing so, the institute aims to advance a new understanding of diseases that result from disorders of the brain.

Founded in 2001, and with over $500 million grant from philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen, the institute recently completed the Allen Brain Atlas, a Web-based, three-dimensional map of gene expression in the mouse brain. Detailing more than 21,000 genes at the cellular level, the atlas provides scientists with a level of data previously not available.

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The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)

ISB is an internationally renowned, non- profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded in 2000, ISB seeks to unravel the mysteries of human biology and identify strategies for predicting and preventing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS. The driving force behind the innovative approach is the integration of biology, chemistry, physics, computation and technology. This approach allows scientists to analyze all of the elements in a system, rather than one gene or protein at a time. Unlocking the keys to these dynamic relationships may provide answers to how illness and disease work in the human brain.

Located in Seattle, the institute has 11 faculty and more than 170 staff members, an annual budget of more than $25 million, and an extensive network of academic and industrial partners.

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The Seattle Science Foundation

With access to a world-class professional education center, the Seattle Science Foundation provides a unique opportunity for collaboration between physicians, scientists, technologists, engineers and educators to improve worldwide health care through education and training. The center offers both simulation and cadaveric facilities for surgical and endovascular procedures.

The Seattle Science Foundation offers:

– The ability to teach new medical procedures to both new and experienced practitioners through didactic seminars, simulation and hands-on sessions, with access to cadavers in state-of-the-art operating rooms
– Integrative courses that encourage practitioners to share and evaluate the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques
– High-quality two-way communication that enables live demonstrations and peer interaction in real time from around the globe

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