Lerner Receives Honorary Degree from Ben-Gurion University
TSRI President Richard A. Lerner, who is Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor
of Immunochemistry and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry, received
an honorary doctorate degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer-Sheva, Israel, on June 3.
Lerner's 30-year scientific career encompasses a broad scope of seemingly
disparate activities in biomedical research, ranging from insights into
protein structure to identification of a sleep-inducing lipid.
His most recent work, and that for which he is perhaps best known, involves
groundbreaking discoveries of converting antibodies into enzymes, permitting
the catalysis of chemical reactions considered impossible to achieve by
classical chemical procedures. The work has resulted in the possibility
of producing antibodies overnight for obtaining an almost limitless variety
of products beyond natural ones with an efficiency that may exceed that
of natural enzymes.
Jessani Wins California Breast Cancer Fellowship
Graduate student Nadim Jessani of the Cravatt lab has won a California
Breast Cancer Research Program fellowship for a proposal entitled, "Activity
Based Profiling of Breast Cancer Xenografts." The California Breast Cancer
Research Program funds work that is innovative, complementary to research
funded by other agencies, and responsive to the concerns of the breast
cancer constituency in California. Jessani's research focuses on applying
chemical probes developed in the lab to monitor protein activity in complex
biological samples, in this case to distinguish tumor enzyme activities
expressed by cancer cells from those from the surrounding host tissue.
Call for 2003 Scientific Report Cover Art
The Office of Communications is now accepting submissions for artwork
for the 2003 Scientific Report covers. Artwork is needed for the
front, the inside front, and the inside back covers. Submissionswhich
should consist of a print (such as a Fuji color print) of the artwork
plus a description of what it is, and whose lab the work was done inare
due Friday, August 8 and should be sent to Jann Coury, TCP-20 or email
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! TSRI Picnic Will Be July 25
Ready to go back in time? This year's TSRI picnic will feature a Renaissance
theme, including a medieval feast, court jester, magician, and jousting
in full steel armor. Save the dateFriday, July 25, from 3:30 to
7:30 PM. More information on the event will follow.
Lunch and Learn: "Smart Cycling"
Kathy Keehan, executive director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition,
will speak on "Smart Cycling: The Big Questions" on Wednesday, June 25,
from noon to 1 PM as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series.
Questions to be addressed include: Why bike commute? What about safety?
What kind of stuff do I need? What route do I take? Where can I get more
information? The presentation will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. No reservations are necessary. Contact
Jan Hill, x4-2950, with any questions.
Don't Miss the Eighth Annual TSRI Golf Tournament
Join TSRI's 8th Annual Golf Tournament at 1 PM on Thursday, August 14.
The tournament, to be held at the Carlton Oaks Golf & Country Club in
Santee, will offer trophies and prizes to the top teams, doormats (last
place), closest to the pin, and longest drive. The tournament consists
of a four-person scramble, with only 144 spots available upon a first
paid, first play basis.
Each team must be comprised of at least two Scripps employees. If the
event becomes overbooked, preference will be given to Scripps employees.
However, in years past, family and friends were accommodated when possible.
To request a registration form, please contact Jennifer Carr, x4-2909
or email email@example.com, and
be sure to include your extension and mail code. Registration forms should
be returned, with a check for $60 per person payable (in full) to TSRI,
no later than Friday, July 18. Please submit only one registration form
per team. You are welcome to form your own team, but it is not required
in order to register.
Look for Next News&Views June 30
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every other week
throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday, June 30. The deadline
for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the
following Monday's publication.
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