Senior Research Associate II
Growing up in the Midwest with a large family, Kurt Lustig
was exposed to science and the health field at an early age.
father being a radiologist, and his
mother an occupational therapist; he
heard stories about their work and consequently was directed toward advanced science classes at school.
"Science became interesting to me as an undergraduate, and I found it was something I wanted to pursue," he
Kurt's family, which includes four brothers and two sisters, is a large part of his
They are scattered around the country, which makes it difficult to get everyone together frequently.
However, the clan does get together during holidays or other special occasions and they keep in touch during the week by phone or email.
Kurt attended college at the University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota.
undergrad work was focused in science and psychology with a minor in chemistry.
When a friend he
had known since grade school moved to Seattle, Kurt
decided to follow and continue his
studies at the University of Washington
Two of Kurt's brothers have since moved to the Seattle area, and he
sees them often.
Kurt has worked at several biotechnology companies in the Seattle area conducting preclinical research.
research is centered on in vivo pharmacology, where he
studies therapeutics in preclinical settings.