The Institute for
Systems Biology (ISB) was co-founded by Dr. Leroy Hood, an immunologist
and technologist; Dr. Alan Aderem, an immunologist; and Dr. Reudi
Aebersold, a protein chemist. Since its creation in 2000, ISB has grown
to hold over 170 staff members, including eleven faculty members and
laboratory groups. The cutting edge technology includes facilities for
DNA sequencing, genotyping, DNA arrays, and cell separations.
The Institute was
developed with the intention of conducting research based on the
systems biology model. This model demands the collaboration of
scientists and scholars across the board, from biologists,
mathematicians, and engineers, to computer scientists and physicists.
At ISB these sharp minds work together in teams as they publish
groundbreaking scientific papers.