Kelly Wins Arthur C. Cope Award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Jeffery
Kelly has won the 2001 American Chemical Society Arthur C.
Cope Scholar Award, which recognizes excellence in the field
of organic chemistry. Kelly, who has been with TSRI since
1997, is vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate
studies. He receives the award for his work in the Department
Kellys research seeks to elucidate the chemistry and
biology of peptides and proteins and to develop new ways of
manipulating these properties through small molecule design.
He employs organic synthesis, DNA recombination, and spectroscopic
and biophysical methods to this end.
Particularly of interest to Kelly are the biophysical causes,
neurological effects, and methods of prevention of amyloid
fiber formation in diseases like Alzheimers. His lab
is also interested in a number of related topics, including
aqueous beta-sheet formation, controlled self-assembly, materials
science, and bioavailability.
Kelly will receive the award in August at an American Chemical
Society meeting in Chicago.
Schultz Wins Alfred Bader Award
TSRI Professor Peter Schultz has won the 2001 Alfred Bader
Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry from the American
Schultz, who has been at TSRI since 1999, conducts research
that aims to combine the tools and principles of chemistry
with the molecules and processes of living cells to create
molecules with new properties and functions. By studying the
structure and function of the resulting molecules, Schultz
gains insight into the molecular mechanisms of complex biological
and chemical systems.
Schultzs research, which spans the interface of biology,
chemistry, and materials science, includes:
- the development of catalytic antibodies;
- the application of molecular diversity to problems in
biomolecular recognition and catalysis, drug discovery,
and materials science;
- the development of methods for incorporating unnatural
amino acids and base pairs selectively into proteins and
nucleic acids, respectively;
- single-molecule biological imaging;
- functional genomics.
Schultz will receive the award in August at an American
Chemical Society meeting.
TSRI Bonds Upgraded
Moodys Investors Service has upgraded the rating on
TSRI bonds from A1 to Aa3, affecting bonds issued through
the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.
According to Moodys Investors Service, the upgrade is
based on TSRIs excellent research funding prospects
as one of the nations top biomedical research institutions;
continued growth of the institutes financial resource
levels, fueled by favorable investment returns and private
gifts; and flexible, well-managed operations providing solid
annual coverage of manageable debt service..."
Daffodil Days Fundraiser in Full Bloom until February 28
Time is running out to support the American Cancer Society's
Daffodil Days fund-raiser, which supports cancer research
and education in California. All orders (with payment) must
be in by Wednesday, February 28. The delivery date for the
flowers is expected to be Monday, March 19th.
Available for purchase this year are:
- Bouquet of 10 daffodils $10
- Bouquet of 10 daffodils w/cobalt blue vase $15
- Vision Arrangement w/20 daffodils & vase $30
- Spring Arrangement w/30 daffodils & vase $55
- Corporate Arrangement w/50 daffodils & vase $110
- Gift of Hope (anonymous donation) $15 (or any amount)
Please make checks payable to The American Cancer Society.
Gift of Hope donations support the delivery of bouquets
to cancer patients undergoing treatment at local healthcare
facilities. In addition to the bouquet, cancer patients and
their families receive educational materials and information
on services available to them from specially trained volunteers.
The following ScrippsAssists volunteers are available to
take your order:
For more information, contact Janet Hightower, x4-8233 or
English-as-a-Second-Language Class Begins
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday,
March 6. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings
in the west conference room of the Immunology building. The
price for three months (12 classes) is $60.
Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking
and listening; idioms and vocabulary; and reading and writing.
The instructor, Cassandra Wadkins, uses movies, games, television
shows, grammar books, songs, drawings, and novels to teach
standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the
same time! For more information, leave a message at x4-2176.