Hearing History: Bob Gray

Seattle Biomedical Research Institute was founded in 1976 with an unlikely start in Issaquah. Seattle BioMed began as the Issaquah Research Group Lab, a project that was sponsored by the Pine Lake Presbyterian Church. Bob Gray, pastor of the church, tells the story of how it all began.
In related news, The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle is opening its Bezos Center for Innovation on October 12, 2013 – today! An image from Issaquah History Museum’s collections will be used in this exhibit (see below.) The image shows a volunteer working at Issaquah Research Group Lab in October 1984. As Bob Gray mentions in the above video, volunteers from the church often came in to help out with the research and lab duties.


Volunteer working at Issaquah Research Group Lab
Oct 1984
(image used in Bezos Center for Innovatione exhibit)

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