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As an agile team, we are able to seize opportunities as they emerge.

Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is small, lean, and independent. Our structure is nimble and flexible, so we are always poised to explore the most promising discoveries. We balance a willingness to take risks with a commitment to rigorous science. This empowers our entire team to creatively pursue breakthroughs in the fight against disease.

Scientific Leadership

PNRI is home to a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists who share an unconventional perspective on genetics. Our scientists work together across labs and disciplines, exploring problems from different angles and challenging the status quo.

Claudia Carvalho, PhD

Aimée Dudley, PhD

David Galas, PhD

Dr. Hagopian

William Hagopian,

Rick McLaughlin, PhD

Michael Metzger, PhD

Lisa Stubbs, PhD

Executive Leadership

John Wecker, PhD, President & CEO

John Wecker, PhD

President and CEO

Justin Dukes

Director of Operations

Ansley Lucas


Robert Honey

Director of Human Resources

Shannon Bowen

Chief Advancement Officer

Board of Trustees

Thomas S. Hayward, Board Chair
Attorney, Bainbridge Island

Gary J. Kocher, Board Secretary
Partner, K&L Gates

Matthew Gagnier, Board Treasurer
Senior Manager, Tax, Amazon

Tera Eerkes, Trustee
Director of Laboratory Operations, Adaptive Biotechnologies

Cindy Haba, Trustee
Owner, Momentum Coaching

Allison Handy, Trustee
Partner, Perkins Coie

Stephan Martinez, Trustee
Owner, Trysk Print Solutions

Linda Mauzy, CFA, Trustee
Managing Director, Wealth Manager, First Republic Private Wealth Management

Ash Gunderson, Trustee
Strategic Operations Executive, Starbucks

Jim Congdon, Trustee
Retired Oncologist and current Board President, Providence Hospice Foundation

“Your gift helps make today’s potential tomorrow’s healthier reality. Research is the key.”

William Hutchinson, MD
PNRI Founder

“If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.”

Paul Boyer, Nobel Prize winner

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

Albert Einstein

“I believe in innovations and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.”

Bill Gates

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