TSRI Postdoc Wins Incyte Discovery Grant
David S. Shin, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of
John Tainer, has won the 2001 Incyte Discovery Grant. Shin's
research focuses on determining the X-ray crystal structure
of proteins in order to study macromolecular interactions
and catalytic sites of proteins in atomic detail, with the
ultimate goal of using that information to engineer drugs
to treat disease. In his application, Shin proposed sequencing
a cDNA library for the polychaete worm, Alvinella pompejana.
A. pompejana is the most hyperthermophilic metazoan known,
and Shin hopes it will provide a new source of thermostable
proteins for crystallization.
ScrippsAssists Needs Volunteers to Help Elderly
ScrippsAssists is looking for about 20 volunteers to help
with yard work and minor household projects for the elderly
in Vista on October 6 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. This project
is organized in cooperation with the North County Council
on Aging. Children over 10 are also welcome. For more information
or to sign up, contact Kelly Dryden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Yung's Catering" Wins Softball Championship
The team Yung's Catering, sponsored by Yung's Cafe, has won
the TSRI Softball League championship for the second year
in a row. The players who make up the winning team are: Jeannette
Boerner, Tony Briggs, Keith Chipp, Mark Feiner, Cathrine Fini,
Mac Daddy Ford, Jose Guzman, Candi Jones, Josh Jones, Leonard
Jones, Loreen Lucas (captain), Randy Lucas (coach), Leslie
Nielsen, and Dan "Puff" Schrokosch.