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Scientific Report 2005


The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology




Director's Overview

Staff

Julius Rebek, Jr., Ph.D.*
Director and Professor

Carlos F. Barbas III, Ph.D.**
Professor
Janet and W. Keith Kellogg II Chair in Molecular Biology

Ernest Beutler, M.D.***
Professor
Chairman, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Research

Dale L. Boger, Ph.D.*
Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry

Geoffrey Chang, Ph.D.**
Assistant Professor

Benjamin F. Cravatt, Ph.D.****
Associate Professor

Philip Dawson, Ph.D.*****
Assistant Professor

Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.†
Professor
Chairman, Department of Neurobiology, Scripps Research

Albert Eschenmoser, Ph.D.*
Professor

Martha J. Fedor, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor

M.G. Finn, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor

Elizabeth D. Getzoff, Ph.D.††
Professor

M. Reza Ghadiri, Ph.D.*
Professor

Kim D. Janda, Ph.D.*
Professor
Ely R. Callaway, Jr., Chair in Chemistry

Gerald F. Joyce, M.D., Ph.D.†††
Professor

Ehud Keinan, Ph.D.**
Adjunct Professor

Jeffery W. Kelly, Ph.D.*
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Scripps Research
Dean, Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry

Richard A. Lerner, M.D.†††
President, Scripps Research
Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Immunochemistry
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry

Stephen P. Mayfield, Ph.D.*****
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Kellogg School of Science and Technology

K.C. Nicolaou, Ph.D.*
Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professor of Chemical Biology
Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry
Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research
Paul R. Schimmel, Ph.D.†††
Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Chemistry

Peter Schultz, Ph.D.*
Professor
Scripps Family Chair

K. Barry Sharpless, Ph.D.*
W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry

Subhash C. Sinha, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor

John A. Tainer, Ph.D.**
Professor

James R. Williamson, Ph.D.†††
Professor
Associate Dean, Kellogg School of Science and Technology

Ian A. Wilson, D.Phil.***
Professor

Chi-Huey Wong, Ph.D.*
Ernest W. Hahn Professor and Chair in Chemistry

Peter E. Wright, Ph.D.**
Professor
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Investigator in Biomedical Research
Chairman, Department of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research

Kurt Wüthrich, Ph.D.†††
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Visiting Professor of Structural Biology

Research Associates††††

Dariush Ajami, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Barrett, Ph.D.

Sara Butterfield, Ph.D.

Alexandre Carella, Ph.D.

Clemens Haas, Ph.D.

Frank Hauke, Ph.D.

Richard J. Hooley, Ph.D.

Enrique Mann, Ph.D.

Edoardo Menozzi, Ph.D.

Lionel Moisan, Ph.D.

Andrew Myles, Ph.D.

Hideki Onagi, Ph.D.

Dalit Rechavi-Robinson, Ph.D.

Riccardo Salvio, Ph.D.

Felix Zelder, Ph.D.

* Joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry
** Joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology
*** Joint appointment in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
**** Joint appointments in the Departments of Cell Biology and Chemistry
***** Joint appointment in the Department of Cell Biology
† Joint appointment in the Department of Neurobiology
†† Joint appointments in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Immunology
††† Joint appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
†††† Research associates in the laboratories of staff other than Dr. Rebek are included in the lists of the respective departments in which the associates hold joint appointments.

 


A water-soluble synthetic receptor extracts alkanes from aqueous solution via hydrophobic effects. Inside the cavity, the alkanes coil into a helix to maximize contacts with the receptor and tumble rapidly. Work done by Richard J. Hooley, Ph.D., Research Associate in the laboratory of Julius Rebek, Jr., Ph.D.