Celebrating Female Scientists Who Inspire Us

March 8th, 2017|Blog|

Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day and this year saw the launch of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Feb. 11). Also, this year saw multiple Oscar nominations for Hidden Figures, which celebrates the previously unrecognized [...]

An Orwellian Dystopia and a Terrible Disease

February 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Recent events have led to a large increase in the sales (and possibly reading) of "1984" by George Orwell with his highly charged description of a dystopia set in the future. Orwell wrote a number of books that have remained powerful [...]

Leprosy: Final Steps Remain

January 28th, 2017|Blog|

The road to visit leprosy patients in the Philippines can be arduous. As the last Sunday of the first month of 2017 arrives, World Leprosy Day serves as a reminder that this ‘ancient’ disease still exists. By [...]

IDRI’s 5th Annual Gift Guide for Geeks

December 19th, 2016|Blog|

Haven’t had time to shop for a holiday gift for the geek on your list? Never fear – IDRI scientists have stepped in again to help you find the perfect present for your favorite geek. We’re pleased to share with [...]

The Role of a Mentor: Paying It Forward

December 6th, 2016|Blog|

As a young girl growing up in Trinidad, it was easy to fall through the cracks. At a time when boys were encouraged to pursue science and girls were politely pushed in other directions, I could have easily missed out [...]

The Role Rainier Beer Played in IDRI’s Founding

August 22nd, 2016|Blog|

NOTE: This month, IDRI is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. The photo below shows founder Steve Reed, with a small sign pointing to the original IDRI site, sandwiched between a video store and a pizza joint on Nickerson Street in Seattle. [...]

The Brexit Impact on Science

July 1st, 2016|Blog|

I don’t normally write about politics, but last week something momentous happened in my home country that intersects with the world of science. It has been a week since the United Kingdom voted in favor of “Brexit” - a surprise result [...]

What’s on Your Summer Science Reading List?

June 28th, 2016|Blog|

What’s on your reading list for this summer? We posed that question to IDRI employees – focused on books related to science or technology – and got some interesting answers. Take a look – you might want to add these [...]

Empowering Developing Countries Through Tech Transfer

June 10th, 2016|Blog|

Here’s a daunting question: what is your proudest work-related accomplishment? When that question was posed to me at a recent Washington Global Health Alliance dinner, several answers came to mind, but I landed on one specific example because it best [...]

From Virtual to Face-to-Face

May 25th, 2016|Blog|

These days scientific collaborations can move along with phone calls and emails, but there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned face-to-face meeting to keep things moving. The American Association of Immunologists annual meeting was in Seattle last weekend (where [...]

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