Scientific Report 2007
Society of Fellows
In its 45th year, the Society of Fellows took pride in maintaining its mission to serve
the scientific community at Scripps Research, with particular emphasis on enhancing
the trainee experience of junior scientists. We enjoyed a great year of bringing
graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members together in both professional
and social arenas.
Lecturer Series brought several prominent Nobel Laureates to lecture and, more importantly,
to interact with postdoctoral scholars. The society is thankful to the speakers,
Sydney Brenner and Andrew Fire, for their excellent presentations.
also sponsored a wide range of career development workshops and seminars, most notably
several postdoctoral career events. Events included a San Diego lab management course
for senior postdoctorl scholars and junior faculty, talks by an industry career
panel, a nonindustry career panel, and an etiquette workshop and reception for postdoctoral
scholars. These events were sponsored in partnership with Ryan Wheeler, manager
of the Office of Postdoctoral Services, which has greatly expanded our reach by
providing help in organizing events. We acknowledge Ryan's outstanding assistance
and appreciate his commitment to fulfilling the society's aims.
The Fall Research
Symposium was organized to draw postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and faculty
members together in an informal setting. The event, held in the Beckman Galleria,
featured 72 poster and oral presentations covering research projects from all departments.
social calendar was again packed with many entertaining events, including trips
to the opera (Don Giovanni in Orange County), a camping trip on Catalina
island, and our annual Big Bear ski trip. Monthly happy hours were held to promote
interaction among scientists at Scripps Research and at nearby science institutions.
This year's summer bash was held at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla. In
addition, our Halloween yacht party was a memorable event with a cruise around San
Diego Bay. Other notable social events this year included a day at the Del Mar races,
a hockey night at Anaheim, and a spring party at Rock Bottom. The society also sponsored
a play by the Scripps Research drama group called the Mobility Pond; the
play was very well attended and enjoyed by all. We have also launched our first
quarterly newsletter, which will keep the scientific community at Scripps Research
abreast of all the society's events.
the annual spring vendor show, the society played host to approximately 100 scientific
vendors, who displayed their latest scientific equipment and technology.
of Fellows executive committee expresses its sincere gratitude to the Office of
the President and Postdoctoral Services at Scripps Research for enthusiastic and
continued support of the society's activities.
Executive Committee 2006-2007
||Distinguished Lecturer Series Chair
|Career Development Committee Cochair
||Career Development Committee Cochair
||Vendor Show Cochair
||Vendor Show Cochair
|Roshni Mitra Chintalapati
||Postdoctoral Services Office Liaison
||Network for Women in Science Liaison
|Anne Bunner/Jilla Sabeti
||Network for Women in Science Liaisons