Welcome to Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association (SCBA), a distinguished nonprofit organization for Chinese scholars, trainees, biopharmaceutical and healthcare professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

SCBA was started 25 years ago by a group of adventurous Chinese biomedical researchers out of the University of Washington. The organization has steadily evolved to serve over a thousand members as they establish or transition their careers through academic seminars, annual conferences, social gatherings, and visitor exchanges.

Over the years, SCBA has proudly witnessed the rise of its members into world-class professors, entrepreneurs, multinational executives, physicians, and scientists crossing all sectors in life sciences. More so than ever before, SCBA is strategically positioned to promote intellectual exchanges among Chinese life scientists both locally and globally.

We pride ourselves on a deep tradition of volunteering and community services. On behalf of the entire board of directors, I invite you all to join the SCBA family for a celebration of 25-years of academic excellence and entrepreneurship.


Qiang TIAN, MD, PhD(田强 博士)


Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association (SCBA)


Oct. 6, Saturday

SCBA 25th Anniversary Celebration & Gala Banquet

Place: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Address: 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

 3:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Congress Room
Co-founder of SCBA Dr. Jian Wang:  "Our Genomes, Our World."
Co-founder of SCBA Dr. Jun Yu: "Peeking into Secrets of the Microbioshpere."
Other Co-founders of SCBA
Honorary Director Award Ceremony
Outstanding Service Award Ceremony
Awardee Speeches

 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Metropole Room
Celebration Gala Banquet
Guest Speeches

Oct. 7, Sunday

SCBA 2018 Celebrating Annual Conference

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Place: University of Washington SLU Campus Orin Smith Auditorium
Address: 850 Republican St, Seattle WA 98109
Keynote Speaker Dr. Xiaodong Wang: "Programmed Cell Death in Diseases and Aging."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Wenqing Xu: "Structural and Mechanistic Dissection of the Wnt Signaling Pathway."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Shanlu Liu: "Virus-host interaction: lessons from HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Dayong Gao: "Freezing of Living Cells and Organs: A Great Challenge for Global Scientists and Engineers."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Chen Dong: "Novel Strategies to Target Inflammation and Cancer."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Linheng Li:  "Overcoming Immune Escaping of Cancer Stem Cells."
Distinguished Speaker Dr. Hua Mu:  "Translational Medicine Guided Innovative Drug Development and Collaborations."
Annual Report Dr. Qiang Tian
Association Development & Other Business



        Fee options
  1. Participation in 25-year celebration is FREE (Oct 6 afternoon event only, no evening gala banquet attendance);
  2. Gala banquet: $65 for members ($15 one-year membership fee + $50 gala banquet fee) and $150 for non-members. Oct 7 annual conference attendance and lunch are also included if gala banquet is attended;
  3. Oct 7 annual conference attendance with lunch and membership: $15 for regular members and $10 for student members (lunch and one-year membership included);
  4. Oct 7 annual conference attendance without lunch or membership: FREE.



Jian WANG, MD(汪建  博士)

President of BGI, Chair of Shenzhen BGI Institute, Co-founder of SCBA



Xiaodong WANG, PhD(王晓东 博士 )

Member of the National Academy of Sciences, foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of the National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, and Founder of BeiGene (Beijing) Biotechnology Co., Ltd.




Executive Director, Swedish Cancer Institute

Chen DONG, PhD (董晨  博士) 

Dean and Professor of School of Medicine, Tsinghua University

Mauricio FLORES, JD 

Executive Director, P4 Medicine Institute

Dayong GAO, PhD (高大勇 博士)

Origincell Endowed Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington. President, Society for Cryobiology (International Society for Low Temperature Biology and Medicine), Academician, Washington State Academy of Sciences


Leroy HOOD, MD, PhD

SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor, ISB


Linheng LI, PhD (李凌衡  博士)

Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Investigator


Shan-Lu LIU, MD, PhD (刘善虑  博士)

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor

Hua MU, MD, PhD (牟骅 博士)

Chief Scientific Officer, Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Nathan PRICE, PhD

Associate Director and Professor, Institute of Systems Biology

Wenqing XU, PhD (许文清 博士)

Professor of Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington

Jun YU, PhD (于军  博士) 

Investigator of Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Co-founder of SCBA
(Names are listed in alphabetical order)


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The Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association (SCBA) is a non-profit organization founded by a group of professionals working in biomedical field at University of Washington. It was officially registered in 1993 with its members distributed in universities, hospitals, research institutes and bio-pharmaceutical companies in Seattle area.

As described in the Mission Statement, SCBA strives to provide a forum for the exchange of information related to life science as well as normal life for the Chinese community in the Seattle area. The association has hosted many scientific seminars and invited speakers from other areas in USA and China. The association has also organized many other activities to meet different requirements from the members.

If you are working at biomedical field area, or are interested in life science, you are welcome to join the SCBA. We need your suggestions, participation and support!