Frank Lowy Joins TSRI Board
The TSRI Board of Trustees' newest member is Frank Lowy, executive
chairman and co-founder of one of the world's leading shopping
center companies, Westfield Holdings Limited.
Found to Control Gene Expression in a Novel WayBy Breathing
New Life into Old RNA
A collaboration between TSRI investigators Paul Russel and
John Yates has resulted in the characterization of regulatory
enzyme Cid13. Normally we think of genes that are involved
in expression of mRNA operating in the nucleus, says
Russell. This is a new class of enzyme that can control
the activity of mRNA after it has been exported to the cytoplasm.
Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Francis V. Chisari, professor in TSRI's Department of Molecular
and Experimental Medicine and director of the General Clinical
Research Center, has been elected to the American Academy
of Microbiology in recognition of "excellence, originality,
and creativity in the microbiological sciences."
Names Cravatt "One of World's Top Young Innovators"
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Associate Professor
Benjamin Cravatt (TSRI class of '97) has been named one of
the "TR100," the world's top young innovators according to
Technology Review magazine.
About a Virus
"My lifelong dream is to contribute to the termination of
hepatitis B infection in all those chronically infected peoplethat
has been driving my research throughout my career," says Francis
Chisari, TSRI professor and director of the General Clinical