Insights

Meet PNRI Scientist: Michael Metzger

A Different Approach to Cancer Research

Michael Metzger has always valued thinking differently. And he’s never been afraid of asking the big questions — which might explain why he double-majored in biochemistry and philosophy as an undergraduate. Science ultimately won out, but Michael never stopped tackling tough problems creatively. These days, though, they’re about cancer.

During his postdoctoral training, Michael began

Finding New Therapies in Unexpected Places: Wine and Flowers

While exploring an unrelated science question, members of the Dudley Lab at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) noticed an interesting response of the pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans. A naturally occurring chemical found in wine and flowers made the cells – which had become resistant to a commonly prescribed antifungal drug – sensitive to it

Meet PNRI Scientist: Rick McLaughlin

Rick McLaughlin, PhD spent his childhood observing nature. As an adult, he turned that love of nature into an exciting research career at PNRI

We Are Redefining Genetics

At the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI), we believe genetic research holds untapped potential to improve human health

Do I Have an Exact Duplicate?

Although it is fun to imagine finding your doppelganger, genetic variation is the foundation of evolution and is essentially what keeps the human race thriving

PNRI is supported by

The SwedishSeattle MetSheratonTryskUSIK L GatesKinzer Partners

Support our innovative genetic research. Become a donor today.