Oh, what an evening!

AWIS Seattle 2019 Award Trophies

The 7th annual Seattle AWIS banquet and award presentations on June 6th was a wonderful evening!  Our thanks to our table sponsors and attendees.

Read more about the banquet and see pictures here.

2019 Seattle AWIS Award Winners

AWIS 2019 winners holding the trophy

L to R:

  • Dr. Corrie Ortega, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory; Early Career Achievement in STEM
  • Dr. Reitha Weeks, Shoreline Community College; Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member
  • Dr. Denise Galloway, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Science Advancement and Leadership
  • Dr. Jeanne Chowning, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;  Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach

Congratulations to the 2019-2020

AWIS Scholarship Recipients

2019 Seattle AWIS undergraduate scholarship recipients and Scholarship Committee co-chairs.

For more details, please click here.


An introduction to protein design by Franziska Seeger, Research Scientist at Amazon and former post-doc in David Baker’s Institute for Protein Design at UW.

Franziska Seeger, PhD

Speaker Bio
Franziska Seeger is a protein biophysicist who is passionate about applying data science to pressing problems in biomedicine. During her PhD, Franziska elucidated the activation mechanism of an important drug target for cardiovascular diseases. Her fascination for proteins and protein-protein interactions then took her to pursue a postdoc with David Baker at the Institute for Protein Design, where she engineered novel inhibitors against autoimmune disease targets. Franziska most recently has taken her applied problem solving skills to Amazon (Seattle) where she currently works as a research scientist.


Presented by Karen Peterson from Fred Hutch and Lynne Becker from Allen Institute.


By Taryn Black, Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington