Waterman-Storer Named Keith Porter Fellow
Associate Professor Clare Waterman-Storer of the Department
of Cell Biology has been appointed a Keith Porter Fellow by
the Porter Endowment for Cell Biology, an organization that
advances the profession of cell biology. Keith Porter Fellows
are chosen on the basis of their early to mid-career scientific
contributions as well as their entrepreneurial talents for
promoting the profession of cell biology. Each class of two
fellows serves a term of three years during which they present
seminars at small colleges and also organize conferences on
specific topics, funded by the endowment. In her laboratory,
Waterman-Storer uses state-of-the-art light microscopy of
living cells to elucidate how microtubule/f-actin interactions
contribute to the orchestration of complex changes in cellular
morphology that drive directed cell motility during metastasis
and wound healing.
Huang Wins Prostate Cancer Research Award
Assistant Professor Shuang Huang of the Department of Immunology
has received an Idea Development Award from The Department
of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program, of the U.S. Army
Medical Research and Materiel Command. This program focuses
on innovative research concepts to prevent, detect, and treat
prostate cancer. Huang's proposal is titled, "Identifying
Early Diagnosis Markers of Prostate Cancer."
Barglow Awarded Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship
Catherine Tamina Barglow, a first-year graduate student in
TSRI's Kellogg School of Science and Technology, has been
awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical
Institute. The fellowship promotes excellence in biomedical
research by helping prospective researchers with exceptional
promise obtain high-quality graduate education. Only about
one in 20 applicants are selected for this honor. Barglow
is currently working in the laboratory of Associate Professor
Learn the Basics of Excel
Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program that can be used for
a number of functions. The Excel Basics class on Tuesday,
June 3, from 8:30 to 11 AM, provides instructions and exercises
on how to:
- Maintain data lists such as for name and address information,
- Replicate paper forms with the calculations built into
- Create a simple "checkbook" style spreadsheet,
- Import Excel data into Word to eliminate re-keying.
To sign-up for the Excel Basics class, go to http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/dapps.html.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws,
and Tetanus Shots
On Monday, June 2, Wednesday, June 4, and Friday, June 6,
personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site
to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, serum
draws, and tetanus immunizations. 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,
and 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, serum
draws, and Tetanus immunizations 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.
Look for Next News&Views June 16
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every
other week throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday,
June 16. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions
is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.
TSRI Web Seminar Reaches Out to Science
Top: TSRI Investigators (right to left) Floyd Romesberg, Karla
Ewalt, and Clint Potter participated in TSRI's first "Contemporary
Issues in Bioscience" web seminar for high school science
teachers. The online event, taped live on Thursday, May 22nd,
is available on demand here.
Bottom: Moderator Kim Bess, science director for San Diego
City Schools, reads incoming questions as participants see
themselves reflected in the live feed.