National Eye Institute Funds New Core Center for Vision
The National Eye Institute (NEI) recently announced multi-year
funding for a new Core Center for Vision Research at The Scripps
Research Institute (TSRI). The center will support shared
resources for TSRI researchers who have independent programs
in vision science funded through the NEI.
Principal investigator Martin Friedlander, TSRI associate
professor of cell biology, and member of Scripps Clinic Medical
Group notes that the core center will strengthen and expand
A microarray core module will produce DNA chip
microarrays that can be used for observing changes in gene
expression during the course of normal and pathological changes
in the eye. Similarly, a proteomics core module will provide
global analysis of all the proteins expressed. A microscopy
and imaging core module will allow the phenotypic state of
eye tissue to be studied in conjunction with the expression
data that comes from the microarray and proteomics cores.
Investigators using the microscopy and imaging core will
be able to take advantage of new technologies in order to
expand existing research, for example a state-of-the-art multiphoton
scanning laser confocal microscope.
In addition to serving TSRI researchers, the center will
support three scientists from nearby University of California,
San Diego, who also have vision science research programs.
Friedlander hopes that the center will facilitate professional
interactions among TSRI investigators, UCSD scientists, and
their clinical counterparts at Scripps Clinic and Scripps
Ginsberg to Speak on Integrins in Faculty Lecture Series
Department of Vascular Biology Professor Mark Ginsberg
will speak on "Integrins: The Inside Story" as part of The
Faculty Lecture Series, Wednesday, April 18, at 5 PM. The
event will be held at the Scripps Clinic amphitheater. A reception
will follow in the Immunology Building.
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about this e-mail program, sign up for the Eudora class scheduled
for Tuesday, April 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. To enroll, go
or e-mail Training@scripps.edu.
Easter Cookies and More For Sale at April 10 Craft Faire
TSRI employees and their families will sell some of their
creations at the Second Annual Craft Faire on Tuesday, April
10, from noon until 3 PM in the Immunology Galleria. Handmade
Easter baskets, jewelry, pottery, soap, gourds, quilts, Easter
cookies, chocolates, and copies of TSRI Administrative Assistant
Barbara Fields novel "The Deeper, The Bluer" will be
"Don't fill your children's Easter baskets until you have
seen all the goodies," says Bonnie Towle of Immunology, who
helps to organize the event. "It's worth coming to take a
look around, just to see all the talent here at TSRI. Now,
with the shuttle
running every half hour, there is no reason not to come on
your lunch hour even if you work on the other side of campus.
Plus, the shuttle can transport all of your purchases afterwards!"
Course on Developing Capable Young People
If there is enough interest among employees, TSRI will
offer a four-week course, "Developing Capable Young People."
The sessions will focus on how to give young people a sense
of being capable and significant, as well how to help them
develop self-discipline. There is a minimum of eight participants
and a maximum of 15. The instructor is Linda Watson. Sessions
will be held on Thursdays, noon to 1:00 PM, from April 19
to May 10 in the Administrative Building, 3301 North Torrey
Pines Court, P1 Conference Room. The cost is $50 per person
(including video and workbook). For more information or to
let Jan Hill or Melanie Brittle know that you are interested,
call x4-2950 or x4-2935.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, April 16, Wednesday, April 18, and Friday,
April 20, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will
be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations,
and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative
Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from
11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday;
individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on
Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be
available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum
draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the
Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/occmed,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.