The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Jeffery Kelly has won the 2001 American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of organic chemistry. Kelly, who has been with TSRI since 1997, is vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies. He receives the award for his work in the Department of Chemistry.
Kellys research seeks to elucidate the chemistry and biology of peptides and proteins and to develop new ways of manipulating these properties through small molecule design. He employs organic synthesis, DNA recombination, and spectroscopic and biophysical methods to this end.
Particularly of interest to Kelly are the biophysical causes, neurological effects, and methods of prevention of amyloid fiber formation in diseases like Alzheimers. His lab is also interested in a number of related topics, including aqueous beta-sheet formation, controlled self-assembly, materials science, and bioavailability.
TSRI Professor Peter Schultz has won the 2001 Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.
Schultz, who has been at TSRI since 1999, conducts research that aims to combine the tools and principles of chemistry with the molecules and processes of living cells to create molecules with new properties and functions. By studying the structure and function of the resulting molecules, Schultz gains insight into the molecular mechanisms of complex biological and chemical systems.
Schultzs research, which spans the interface of biology, chemistry, and materials science, includes:
Moodys Investors Service has upgraded the rating on TSRI bonds from A1 to Aa3, affecting bonds issued through the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. According to Moodys Investors Service, the upgrade is based on TSRIs excellent research funding prospects as one of the nations top biomedical research institutions; continued growth of the institutes financial resource levels, fueled by favorable investment returns and private gifts; and flexible, well-managed operations providing solid annual coverage of manageable debt service...
Time is running out to support the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fund-raiser, which supports cancer research and education in California. All orders (with payment) must be in by Wednesday, February 28. The delivery date for the flowers is expected to be Monday, March 19th.
Available for purchase this year are:
Please make checks payable to The American Cancer Society.
Gift of Hope donations support the delivery of bouquets to cancer patients undergoing treatment at local healthcare facilities. In addition to the bouquet, cancer patients and their families receive educational materials and information on services available to them from specially trained volunteers.
The following ScrippsAssists volunteers are available to take your order:
For more information, contact Janet Hightower, x4-8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday, March 6. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings in the west conference room of the Immunology building. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60.
Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening; idioms and vocabulary; and reading and writing. The instructor, Cassandra Wadkins, uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawings, and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, leave a message at x4-2176.