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Of Note

Ian Wilson Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ian Wilson, Hanson Professor of Structural Biology and chair of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences as a foreign associate in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Wilson’s research employs broad structural biology and structural genomics programs to determine three-dimensional structures and biological functions in systems related to humoral, cellular and innate immunity, human disease, drug and vaccine design, influenza virus, HIV-1, the expanding protein universe and metagenomics.

Established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and—with the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine—provides science, technology and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Other NAS members include TSRI’s Floyd Bloom, Dale Boger, Francis Chisari, Benjamin Cravatt, Gerald Joyce, Steve Kay, Richard Lerner, Michael Oldstone, Julius Rebek, Jr., Paul Schimmel, Peter Schultz, K. Barry Sharpless, Peter Vogt, Charles Weissmann, Chi-Huey Wong, Peter Wright and Kurt Wüthrich.

For more information on Wilson and his research, visit his biosketch page and lab website.

TSRI Infographic, Video Win Gold in Hermes Awards

TSRI has won two gold designations in the 21st Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition of the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals recognizing excellence in marketing and communications.

The awards went to TSRI’s “Facts at a Glance” web infographic—a colorful, one-page summary of the institute’s background and accomplishments—and the video “New Therapies, New Hope”—a four-minute overview emphasizing TSRI’s contributions to human health. Both pieces were produced by TSRI’s Department of Communications.

The Hermes 2016 Creative Awards received more than 10,000 entries from a wide range of organizations worldwide.

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TSRI Professor Ian Wilson has been named a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. (Photo by John Dole.)