September 14, 2007: Dr. Mark Roth, Cell Biologist and Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Topic: Metabolic flexibility and the feasibility of human hibernation.
October 12, 2007: Tom Vander Ark, President, X Prize Foundation
Topic: Revolution through competition.
November 9, 2007: Dr. David Sherman, Principal Investigator, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Topic: Tuberculosis (TB) virulence and drug discovery.
December 14, 2007: Dr. Chris Elias, President, PATH
Topic: Recent programs and advances in improving the health of people around the world.
January 11, 2008: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, Faculty, The Evergreen State College
Topic: Ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies, particularly the role that canopy-dwelling plants play in forests at the ecosystem level.
February 8, 2008: Dr. Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Topic: Guiding international policymaking by providing high-quality data and analysis on health needs and outcomes, and assessing the performance of health programs.
March 14, 2008: Dr. Tomas Mustelin, Vice President of Inflammation, Amgen
Topic: Inflammation research and drug discovery.
April 11, 2008: Dr. Steve Bollens, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Director of Science Programs, Interim Director, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University - Vancouver
Topic: Ecology of marine and estuarine zooplankton and fish.
May 16, 2008: Mike Schwenk, Vice President and Director of Technology Deployment and Outreach, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Topic: $2B+ of R&D in Washington state...so what?
June 13, 2008: Dr. Oren Etzioni, Founder, Farecast, and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Topic: Predictive technologies.