TSRI President Named "Scientist of the Year"
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation
honored The Scripps Research Institute's (TSRI) President
Richard Lerner on April 24 as the 2002 Scientist of the Year.
According to the ARCS Foundation, "Dr. Richard Lerner's
35-year scientific career is significant not only for the
broad scope of his achievements, but for his leadership as
president of The Scripps Research Institute, the country's
largest private, nonprofit biomedical research organization.
The accomplishment for which he is perhaps most well known
is the groundbreaking work of converting antibodies into enzymes,
permitting the catalysis of chemical reactions considered
impossible to achieve by classical chemical procedures.
"A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign
member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lerner
graduated from Northwestern University and Stanford Medical
School. He interned at Palo Alto Stanford Hospital and received
postdoctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.
Since 1970 he has held staff appointments at The Wistar Institute
in Philadelphia and at TSRI. He assumed the presidency of
TSRI in 1986."
TSRI Professor Floyd Bloom and Department of Neurobiology
Chair Gerald Edelman are previous winners of the honor from
the ARCS Foundation, which provides scholarships to academically
outstanding United States citizens studying to complete their
degrees in science, medicine, and engineering.
Lerner to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
TSRI President Richard Lerner will give a talk entitled "The
Magic Bullet May Be Loaded with Ozone" as part of the Faculty
Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 8. The lecture will be held
at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666
North Torrey Pines Road.
TSRI to Host First Annual Open House/Job Fair
TSRI will host the First Annual Open House/Job Fair on
Friday, May 10, from 10 AM to 2 PM, in the Beckman Center
for Chemical Sciences. The event will include lab tours and
a resume and interviewing seminar. Human Resources staff will
be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.
Directions, a campus
map, and parking information can be downloaded from the
Human Resources Job
American Chemical Society Hosts "BioEntrepreneur Symposium"
The American Chemical Society, San Diego section, invites
you to participate in the "BioEntrepreneur Symposium 2002:
Exploring Opportunities for New Ventures in Biotechnology,"
on May 11, 8 AM to 5 PM in the Price Center Ballroom, University
of California, San Diego. Join a group of veteran entrepreneurs
for a day of education and networking. Learn about the entrepreneurial
process through presentations and panel discussions by those
who helped make San Diego a leading biotechnology center.
Hear from intellectual property managers, investors, business
leaders and others who have turned their bench discoveries
into successful business ventures. This symposium will provide
the knowledge needed to navigate the complex path to start-up
Registration is $10 for students and post-doctoral researchers
and $25 for all others before May 1. After this date, fees
are $15 and $30, respectively. Registration includes all presentations,
breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception. To register or
to obtain more information, visit the symposium web site at
Lunch and Learn: "Building a Strong Marriage"
What really predicts unhappy marriage and divorce? What
do happily marrieds do that unhappily marrieds don't? What
are the steps to rebuild a strong marriage? Clinical Psychologist
Colleen K. Hoblit will speak on "Building a Strong Marriage"
on Monday, April 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, as part of the
ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series. The event will be
held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in The Beckman Center for
Chemical Sciences. No registration is necessary. For more
information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
Scientific Report, Faculty Database Information Due May
The due date for submitting information for the Scientific
Report and Faculty Database is Friday, May 3. Principal investigators
who hold appointments in the Skaggs Institute for Chemical
Biology are asked to submit an additional report for the Skaggs
Institute, due Friday, September 13.
PDF files of the guidelines for the preparation of this year's
Scientific Report, Skaggs Institute Report, and the Faculty
Database are now available online:
Mother's Day to Follow May 2 Spring Craft Fair
This year, the Spring Craft Fair will be held shortly before
Mother's Dayon Thursday, May 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in
the Immunology Galleria. The crafts for sale will include
jewelry, homemade soaps, gift baskets, airplants, chocolates,
table runners, handmade quilts, children's clothing, cards,
and wall hangings. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle,
x4-2167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Ann Anderson Retires After 21
Years of Service to the Institute
Development Officer Jo Ann Anderson
is retiring to dedicate more time to her work on the boards
of The San Diego River Park Foundation and the San Diego River
Park-Lakeside Conservancy. "I've enjoyed every minute of my
time with TSRI," says Anderson, "and I hope to continue my
association with the institute and the faculty by serving
on special projects from time to time. It's been a real privilege
to be a part of the team at TSRI. My thanks to Richard Lerner,
Jeffery Kelly, and to all of the wonderful staff and scientists
with whom I've had the honor or working."