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WIB-Seattle: Join Young Women In Bio at the Fred Hutch for a Look Inside Our Blood!
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WIB-Seattle: Join Young Women In Bio at the Fred Hutch for a Look Inside Our Blood!

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Thomas Building
1100 Fairview Ave N.
Seattle, WA  98109
United States
Contact: WIB-Seattle

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Have you ever wondered about the components of our blood, and how those components might be affected by cancer? For those who missed this event last year, YWIB-Seattle is collaborating again with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to offer a hands-on laboratory experience to interested 8th through 12th grade students! Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb (FHCRC) will provide the necessary biological background, and a guided lab will follow in which students separate blood components and observe blood smears under a microscope. No prior lab experience required.


  • In order to participate in this event, students must complete and submit the FHCRC permission form located here. The form must be signed by a parent/guardian and emailed as a PDF to Lori Blake ( by February 21, 2020, AND brought as a hard copy to the event on February 26, 2020. If this form is not completed, the student will be unable to participate in any portion of this event.
  • Please also review the YWIB permission form located here.
  • If this event is full, please email to be placed on a waitlist.


YWIB Age Group

8th through 12th grade students



3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Check-In
3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Introduction
3:35 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Career & Laboratory Science Talk by Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Break for Questions (snacks & beverages provided)
4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Transition to Training Lab Space
4:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hands-On Hematopoiesis Lab


Speaker Biography

Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb is a member of the Clinical Research Division at the FHCRC. After earning her MEd at Edinboro State College in 1971 and her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1975, Dr. Torok-Storb’s research interests have included the regulation of hematopoiesis, also known as the control of blood cell production, and endogenous tissue regeneration. Currently, she is the Director of the Summer High School Internship Program and the Pathways undergrad internship program. Both programs are committed to increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce.


Pricing Information
  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*Free

*Click here if interested in purchasing a WIB membership.


Walk-Ins Accepted?

No - Be sure to register early!


Registration Deadline

February 21, 2020


Maximum Capacity




Students can be dropped off at the main entrance to the Thomas Building. Please refer to the Fred Hutch campus map for directions. Parents are welcome to park in the Thomas Building lot and wait for their students in the lobby or cafeteria; if you choose to do so, please give your license plate number to the Thomas Building front desk.

Public Transit

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