Jared Roach, MD, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, The Institute for Systems Biology, “Multimodal Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”
At the The Institute for Systems Biology, Hood-Price Lab, Dr. Jared Roach is interested in basic and translational analyses and applications of high-throughput systems-biology data. He is currently focusing on understanding the genetics of complex neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s Disease. His research interests include analysis of MHC haplotypes and their relationship to risk and etiology of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Roach is pioneering approaches for the analysis of whole genome sequencing data in the context of family pedigrees. His past studies have included (1) the systems biology of the macrophage, particularly in its role as an information processing device, at the levels of cell surface receptors, signal transduction, and nuclear regulation; (2) the molecular phylogenetics of vertebrate gene families, particularly those genes relevant to macrophage information processing; and (3) analysis and interpretation of transcript enumeration data, including RNAseq and microarray transcriptomics.
Dr. Roach was a co-developer of the pairwise end‑sequencing technique. The translational impact of his research contributes and has contributed to clinical areas, including neurodegeneration, autoimmunity, rare genetic diseases, diabetes, inflammation, and vaccine development.
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There will be no regular noon meeting on Tuesday, June 25.
Instead, please join us for the Annual President’s Celebration, at 6:00PM, at the Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue. There will be a no-host bar, dinner, and free parking. Dress is business.
Visitors and guests are welcome, as we thank outgoing President David Laub and his board for their year of service, and welcome incoming President Rachele Bouchand, our club president for 2019‑2020, and her slate of officers and directors. The cost for guests is $60 per person, billed to your Rotary account.
Questions? Contact Tara Lystad.
DEADLINE FOR RSVP: JUNE 21
(Note: Guest cancellations after June 21 will still result in the guest fee(s) being billed to your Rotary account.)
Please RSVP — YES or NO — using the form below.
The next Book Group gathering will be on Wednesday, July 17, from 7:00‑9:00PM. SanDee Olson‑Meyer is once again hosting us on her deck, overlooking the Bellevue skyline, and is providing her usual good food, so come early (6:15‑6:30) to enjoy it!
The book selection for July is “Everyone Brave Is Forgiven,” by Chris Cleave. This “summer read” fiction book was recommended by Bill and Margaret Ptacek, and its selection was the vote of a clear majority of regular book group participants. Should be a great discussion, led by our primo facilitator, Judd Lees!
If you (and partner) plan on attending, please contact Margaret Doman ASAP.
If you have an EVEN numbered birth year, please bring a bottle of wine to share.
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The instant New York Times bestseller from Chris Cleave — the unforgettable novel about three lives entangled during World War II, told “with dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion … a powerful portrait of war’s effects on those who fight and those left behind” (People, Book of the Week).
London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war — until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is — bewilderingly — made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.
And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.
Set in London during the years of 1939-1942, when citizens had slim hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of Malta, which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage, Everyone Brave is Forgiven features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real‑life love letters between Chris Cleave’s grandparents. This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs that change us most.
Place Your Bid.
Whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in the Rotary First Harvest online auction. Together, we can reduce food waste, hunger, and malnutrition.
Tell Your Friends.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate, so they don’t miss a single moment of the fun and excitement. They don’t have to be Rotarians or even live in Western Washington to join in the fun!
Camp Goodtimes was established in 1984 to provide a no-cost camp environment for children affected by cancer, where they can recapture the joys of childhood. Our Rotary Club hosts an annual carnival, where kids (and volunteers) spend an afternoon with bubbles, bouncy houses, paint, and all around fun.
The date for Camp Goodtimes 2019 is June 27, from 10AM-4:30PM, on Vashon Island (Camp Burton). We need volunteers! Bring friends, co‑workers, partners!
Please contact Erich Patten if you are able to participate in this great annual event. Ask any Rotarian who has previously been to Camp Goodtimes, and they will tell you it is one of the most worthwhile days you can spend volunteering!
Please join us for BRC Thirsty Thursday, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Henry’s Tavern, 500 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 310 (located on the third floor, across from the cinema).
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Bring your friends, partners, and guests to share appetizers (hosted) and drinks (no‑host), and get to know your fellow BRC members at this fun fellowship event (free parking).
Prospective members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! This also counts as a make‑up.
Questions? Contact Debbie Acton.
The annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair will be the weekend of July 26, 27 & 28. All Rotarians, family members, friends, co‑workers, and neighbors are invited to participate in our annual BAM Ice Cream Sales! We have four shifts on Friday and Saturday and three shifts on Sunday. Each shift is 3 hours, and we need 13 persons per shift.
This is a fun way to get to know other Rotarians, spread the word about our club and community service activities, and raise funds for great causes.
Questions? Contact Irene Song.
Bellevue Rotarian Rob Rose will be leading a 16-day adventure tour to Nepal this fall, in partnership with Global Family Travels, departing Seattle on October 29 and returning November 13. You are invited to join Rob on this amazing journey.
Please contact Rob Rose (Ph 425.985.3176) if you are interested in the trip, want additional information, or if you have any questions.