San Diego City Schools Honors TSRI
TSRI was awarded a 10-year certificate at the 21st Annual
Partnerships in Education End-of-Year Celebration. The event,
hosted by San Diego City Schools and held at Sea World Pavilion
on May 5, honored businesses and academic institutions that
partner with local schools by offering educational opportunities
and resources. Communications Specialist Jennifer O'Sullivan,
who coordinates TSRI's educational outreach programs, accepted
the award recognizing TSRI's partnership with Lincoln High
School, and was greeted by Board of Education members Ron
Ottinger, John de Beck, Frances O'Neill Zimmerman, and Katherine
Keck Wins Breast Cancer Research Fellowship
Graduate Student Jamie Keck has won a fellowship from the
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command's Office
of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
Keck's proposal, "The Effects of Deregulated Cyclin E Expression
in Mitosis: A Role in Breast Tumorigenesis," was selected
from a pool of highly competitive submissions. According to
the program administrators, the proposal demonstrated "high
scientific merit," "relevance to the programmatic goals of
the BCRP," and promise to "add significantly to the understanding
of breast cancer."
Balch to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor William Balch
will speak on "Ras Superfamily GTPases at the Crossroads of
Cell Proliferation and Differentiation," as part of the Faculty
Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 14. The lecture will be held
at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666
North Torrey Pines Road.
TSRI to Host Educational Web Seminar
In conjunction with San Diego City Schools, TSRI is hosting
a web seminar, "Contemporary Issues in Bioscience." The seminar
was created in response to middle and high school science
teachers' interest in providing innovative, hands-on science
activities in the classroom.
The web seminar will be presented in the following format:
MAY 1 - MAY 22: Three approximately 40-minute lectures given
by TSRI scientists are available by video-on-demand to registered
participants throughout California. The site, featuring synchronized
PowerPoint presentations, "Ask a Question" window, and numerous
links to related web sites, journal articles and news releases,
is designed to assist teachers in creating fresh and comprehensive
MAY 22, 3 - 4 PM: Participants who have viewed "Contemporary
Issues in Bioscience" will be able to participate in a live,
online Q & A session with investigators Clint Potter, Karla
Ewalt, and Floyd Romesberg.
TSRI employees are welcome to participate. For more information
and to register online, visit the
Contemporary Issues in Bioscience web page.
The webcast is best viewed using these standard settings:
- Windows 98/ME/OO/XP,
- Minimum screen size of 1024x768,
- Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater,
- Java enabled browser,
- Browser configuration must accept cookies.
Bike to Work Day
2003 The 12th annual Bike to Work Day will be held on Friday,
May 16. Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get out
of your car, get some exercise, and help promote biking as
a healthy, non-polluting transportation alternative. The event
is organized by SANDAG (San Diego Regional Planning Agency)
and presented by the San Diego County Credit Union. All registrants
will receive a coupon for a free bagel provided by Bruegger's
Bagels and will be eligible to win prizes such as Haro Mountain
bikes, San Diego Padres game tickets, and San Diego Zoo passes.
There also will be over 25 pit stops throughout the San Diego
with free goodies from Henry's Marketplace, AllGoode, and
Souplantation. Registration is free.
For more information call 1-800-COMMUTE (choose option 3)
or visit www.keepsandiegomoving.com
to register online.
Advice on How to Set Up a Lab
Author and scientist Kathy Barker (second right) spoke at
TSRI last week on "Lessons From P.I.s: Setting Up Your Lab
So It Will Work For You," based on her recent book, At
the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator. She is pictured here
with (left to right) Judith Muñoz of Human Resources,
Jan Hill of the Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department,
and Erica Ollmann Saphire of the Network for Women in Science.
Photo by Kevin Fung.