Boger Wins Paul Janssen Award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Dale Boger has won
the Paul Janssen Award for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, a prize given
on a biannual basis at the Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium to a chemist
under the age of 50 who has made a significant contribution to the field
of organic synthesis in the broadest sense. Boger will give a lecture
at the symposium in July.
Boger (B.Sc., University of Kansas, Lawrence; Ph.D., Harvard University)
was a member of the faculty at the University of Kansas and Purdue University
before joining the faculty of TSRI in 1991 as the Richard and Alice Cramer
Professor of Chemistry. Boger is internationally recognized for his work
in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, natural
products total synthesis and biological evaluation, synthetic methodology
development including combinatorial chemistry, and bioorganic chemistry
and has made seminal contributions to the understanding of DNA-drug interactions
and small molecule stabilization or disruption of protein-protein interactions
involved in signal transduction.
Former recipients of the Janssen Award include TSRI investigators K.
Barry Sharpless and K. C. Nicolaou.
Ginsberg Wins Earl P. Benditt Award
Professor Mark H. Ginsberg has won the 2003 Earl P. Benditt Research Career
Award from the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) for
his seminal work on platelet receptor function and integrin biology.
Ginsberg (M.D., State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center)
has been with Scripps since 1975, which he joined after his medical internship,
residency, and training in rheumatology at the University of Chicago.
According to NAVBO, "Throughout his years at Scripps, Dr. Ginsberg made
many important discoveries that have dramatically advanced our thinking
of cell-cell interactions and cellular signaling through the family of
integrin receptors." A founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology,
Ginsberg is on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Biological Chemistry,"
"Molecular Biology of the Cell," and the "Journal of Cell Science" and
has been recognized with many honors and awards.
Damon Runyon Fellowship Awarded to TSRI Postdoc
Research Associate Sean Ryder of the Williamson lab has been awarded a
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, a three-year award made to outstanding
young scientists conducting theoretical and experimental research that
is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms,
therapies, and prevention. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
awards only about 60 such fellowships each year from a pool of over 450
proposals. Ryder's project is entitled, "Biochemical and structural characterization
of a protein-RNA complex that controls Caenorhabditis elegans sexual
Vendor Show, Free Samples, Raffle
The 2002 Vendor Show will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 9:30 AM
to 3 PM on the TSRI campus in front of the Immunology building and in
the atriums of the Beckman, Molecular Biology, and Immunology buildings.
Throughout the day, representatives from over 75 scientific and biotech
companies will be available at the four locations to answer questions
about their products, provide literature, give demonstrations, and pass
out free samples. All vendor show attendees are invited to return a raffle
form with eight signatures (two from each of the four exposition locations)
to the Jamba Juice stand next to the "Flame of Knowledge" sculpture in
front of the Molecular Biology Building. While supplies last, these signed
raffle forms can be exchanged for a free Jamba Juice. All signed raffle
tickets will be entered into a grand-prize raffle for a $200 gift certificate
for the University Town Center mall. A runner-up will win a $50 gift certificate.
Raffle forms will be mailed to TSRI employees next week. The annual event
is sponsored and organized by TSRI's Society of Fellows, which will also
be providing free coffee and pastries. For more information, contact Ted
Foss, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
the Society of Fellows web page.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, May 13, Wednesday, May 15, and Friday, May 17, 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 Environmental
Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page which includes a map
and patient information sheets.
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