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Seattle, WA - Mar 4, 2020

Hamid Bolouri, PhD, named Associate Member in the Center for Systems Immunology at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has named Hamid Bolouri, PhD, as an Associate Member in its Center for Systems Immunology.  

Bolouri’s research focus will be the development and use of machine learning, bioinformatics and other statistical/mathematical methods to integrate data types into network models of immune cells. The models help illustrate how real human immune cells work, both in normal function and in dysfunction. 

BRI’s Center for Systems Immunology analyzes large and complex data sets to identify patterns that may accelerate discovery and disease breakthroughs.

"I am pleased that Dr. Bolouri has agreed to join the BRI faculty," said Jane Buckner, MD, president of BRI. "I believe he will be a wonderful addition to our Systems Immunology group and I am looking forward to seeing how he can help us think about our data in new ways," she said.

Dr. Bolouri received his PhD from Brunel University (London) and was a faculty member at the University of Hertfordshire. In 2002, he joined the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle as a Professor of Computational Biology and in 2010, the Division of Human Biology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle) as a Research Full Member. Before joining BRI, he was Director of Informatics & Computational Biology at the Allen Institute for Immunology.

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About Benaroya Research Institute

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) is a world leader in human immune system research. BRI works to advance the science that will predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases like allergies, asthma, cancer, COVID-19 and autoimmune diseases. BRI accelerates discovery through laboratory breakthroughs in immunology that are then translated to clinical therapies. We believe that a breakthrough in one immune system disease can lead to progress against them all, and work tirelessly toward our vision of a healthy immune system for everyone. BRI is a world-renowned independent nonprofit research institute affiliated with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and based in Seattle.

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