Seven faculty promotions were announced at a recent meeting of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Board of Trustees.
The 2015 Frank J. Dixon Memorial Lecture, featuring noted immunologist Max D. Cooper, will be held Monday, February 23, 4 PM, at The Auditorium at TSRI. The event is open to the San Diego science community.
Cooper is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and member of the Emory Vaccine Center and the Center for AIDS Research at the Emory University School of Medicine. His work focuses on ontogenetic and phylogenetic studies of the adaptive immune system in parallel with the analysis of immunological diseases in humans. He will speak on “The Evolution of Lymphocytes.”
An editor of several immunological journals, Cooper is also past president of the Clinical Immunology Society, the American Association of Immunologists and the Kunkel Society. Among his many awards is the Robert Koch Prize, widely regarded as the leading international scientific prize in microbiology, for a major discovery in biological science.
A reception will be held immediately following the lecture in the TSRI Faculty Club. For directions and additional details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Female postdoctoral fellows and Scripps California graduate students are invited to apply for scholarships offered by L’Oreal USA and the San Diego chapter of the Association for Women in Science, respectively. Both scholarships support women pursuing research in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields (STEM).
Association for Women in Science, San Diego
Eligible applicants must be female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2014-2015 academic year who have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA. The $1,000 scholarship can be used for educational expenses including tuition, books, housing or research. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 24. Application instructions and forms can be downloaded from the AWIS-SD website.
L'Oréal USA for Women in Science
The 2015 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science fellowship program will recognize five U.S.-based female researchers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. The program's U.S. partner, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will manage the peer-review and selection process. The application deadline is March 20. Information and application details are available on the L’Oreal for Women in Science website.
Applications for the spring cycle of postdoctoral travel awards offered by the Scripps California Society of Fellows (SoF) are due Sunday, March 1, 5 PM, Pacific time.
Up to three $1,000 travel grants will be awarded to full-time Scripps California research associates to cover conference-related costs (e.g. travel, housing, registration). A committee of five TSRI postdoctoral fellows will review the applications.
Postdocs who have yet to attend a meeting to present their current work, previous applicants and those with outstanding financial need are encouraged to apply in this round of grants; past travel award winners are not eligible. Eligibility, specific application procedures and proposal guidelines can be found on the travel award webpage. Applications can be submitted securely online.
Volunteers interested in serving on the selection committee are asked to email email@example.com.
The TSRI Institutional Biosafety Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, in the P2 conference room, Building 3301. To receive committee consideration, registration documents must be submitted to Environmental Health and Safety via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 25.
Members of the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego New Music (SDNM) organizations offer a program of music highlights from the past two decades on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 PM. Presentations include music by John Cage and additional works by living American composers Mohammed Fairouz, Amy Beth Kirsten, Christopher Adler, David Lang and John Luther Adams. Additional program and ticket information is available on the symphony’s website.
A Mainly Mozart concert is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 7:30 PM, featuring violinist Nadja Salerno and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott with the Miami String Quartet performing works by Schuloff and Chausson. A reception will be held at 6:30 PM. Visit the Mainly Mozart website for program and ticket details.
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