Gottlieb Receives Tenure
Roberta A. Gottlieb has been promoted to the rank of associate
professor with tenure. Gottlieb (B.A., The Johns Hopkins University;
M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), has
been at TSRI since 1993, when she joined the Babior lab as
a postdoctoral fellow. Gottlieb now directs research focusing
on apoptosis (programmed cell death) in response to myocardial
ischemia and reperfusion, with emphasis on mitochondrial alterations
and the production of reactive oxygen species.
Anonymous Gift of $425,000 Endows Student Fellowship
The Kellogg School has received a gift of $425,000 to permanently
endow a fellowship for a student in his or her first critical
year of study. The fellowship, entitled the Bagel (pronounced
"ba - jél") Fellowship, will fund a student in the
graduate program every year in perpetuity beginning in 2004.
Burton to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Dennis Burton will speak on "The Search for
an HIV Vaccine" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday,
Other events in the 2003/2004 Faculty Lecture Series will
- Professor Linda Sherman, "Using an Autoimmune Disease
to Inform Immunotherapy," January 14;
- Guest Scientist Kurt Wüthrich, "Viewing Proteins
with NMR Eyes," January 28;
- Professor Dale Boger, "Targeting Protein-Protein and
Protein-DNA Interactions," March 10;
- Professor David Nemazee, "Immunological Tolerance in
B Lymphocytes," April 14;
- Professor Carlos Barbas III, "Polydactyl Zinc Funder
Proteins: Developing Strategies to Control and Discover
Genes," May 12;
- Associate Professor Benajmin Cravatt, "The Enzymatic
Regulation of the Fatty Acid Amide Class of Neural Signaling
Lipids, June 9.
All lectures will take place in the Timken Amphitheater,
Green Hospital, at 5 PM. Receptions will follow in the Immunology
Twenty-Six Medals in 2003 for Thorpe of TSRI Security
In 2003, 65-year-old Security Guard Karl Thorpe has racked
up 26 medals in track and field meets across the country.
His seven gold, fourteen silver, and five bronze medals are
in sprinting events, in which he has run 50 meters in 7.04
seconds, 100 meters in 13.26 seconds, and 200 meters in 29.49
seconds. Thorpe placed 14th nationwide at a meet in June.
Educational Initiative Wins Communication Award
A science education project sponsored by TSRI and McDonalds
Corp. won a Helios award from the Orange County chapter of
the International Association of Business Communicators. The
project, which involved creating educational tray liners aimed
at elementary-school-age children distributed by McDonalds
franchises, was led by Jason Socrates Bardi, Kevin Fung, and
NWIS Workshop: "Understanding Personalities for Effective
The Network for Women in Science at TSRI (NWIS) is sponsoring
a workshop, "Understanding Personalities for Effective Communication,"
on Wednesday, November 19 at noon in the Keck Amphitheater.
Nancy S. Haller of Applied Psychometrics will speak on different
communications styles using a Myers-Briggs framework. The
second workshop in this series, "Effective Communication in
Difficult Situations in the Workplace," will be held Wednesday,
Sewer pipe construction continues in the area from Friday
November 14 to Wednesday, November 26. At Salk Institute Road,
one lane will be open to traffic, with flag persons at each
end. Also, the ramp from La Jolla Village Drive to Gilman
Drive will be closed for a portion of this time.
Associate Professor Roberta Gottlieb
has received tenure.