UW News

December 6, 2001

Celebrating a Nobel Prize

Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, second from right, posed with yeast geneticists and former colleagues from the UW Department of Genetics, now known as the Department of Genome Sciences, at a luncheon given to honor him by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Board of Trustees on Nov. 29. Hartwell’s work with yeast has provided important information on how cells control their replication and how the process can go awry; starting some 30 years ago, most of this work was done in the UW Department of Genetics when it was part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the photo, from left, are Dr. Breck Byers; Caryl Roman, wife of Herschel Roman, genetics department founding chair; Dr. Ben Hall and Dr. Walt Fangman. Hartwell is now president and director of FHCRC, UW professor of genome sciences and adjunct professor of medicine.