TSRI Postdoc Wins Runyon-Winchell Fellowship
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Research Associate William
Shih of the Joyce Laboratory has been awarded a Runyon-Winchell
postdoctoral fellowship, which is given to "outstanding young
scientists" conducting theoretical and experimental research
that is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for
cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. The
goal of Shih's project, entitled "Directed Evolution of DNA-Based
Molecular Motors," is to identify DNA sequences that undergo
structural transitions from one rigid structure to another,
induced by the recognition of small-molecule effectors.
Society of Fellows Announces Travel Scholarships
The Society of Fellows announced the winners of eight travel
scholarships, given for work shown at The Annual Spring Symposium
poster session by graduate students and postdocs. Winners
of the full $800 award are: John L. Craighead, Nick N. Gorgani,
Becky Diebold, Tsaffrir Zor, Jawdat Al-Bassam, and Laurence
Florens. Winners of the $400 honorable mention are: Dagmar
Klostermeier and Isabelle Roullier. The travel scholarships
help defray the cost of presenting results from TSRI labs
at scientific meetings.
Stevens to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Raymond Stevens will speak on "High Throughput Structural
Biology" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday,
June 13, at 5 PM. The lecture will be held in the Scripps
Clinic Amphitheater. A reception will follow in the Immunology
Energy Conservation Tip of the Week: Use Natural Light
Facilities Services Manager Mariano Albano suggests using
natural instead of artificial light as often as possible.
"During the day, offices with big windows are often bright
without the overhead lights switched on," he says. "We can
use the power of the sun to conserve energywhich will
help us save money, preserve the environment, and reduce the
need for rolling blackouts."
Tickets to Go on Sale for TSRI Picnic (a.k.a. Roof Top
Tickets to Go on Sale for TSRI Picnic (a.k.a. Roof Top Sock
Hop) Elvis Presley and James Dean will hold court with pulled
pork and bubble gum at this year's TSRI picnic, which will
be held from 3:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, July 13, on the roof
of the Immunology building.
The "Roof Top Sock Hop," as the event is called, has a 1950s
theme and will feature gourmet catered food, games for children
and adults, prizes for the most authentic 1950s attire, raffles,
palm readings, balloon sculptures, an Elvis Presley look-alike
contest, and a hula hoop competition. The band Moon Dawgs
will play live.
Tickets to the event will be sold from 12:30 to 1:30 PM each
day from Monday, July 2 to Wednesday, July 11, in the lobbies
of the Molecular Biology/ Skaggs Institute and Immunology
buildings. From Monday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 11, they
will also be sold in the lobbies of the Beckman and CVN (Chemistry,
Vascular Biology, Neuropharmacology) buildings. On Tuesday,
July 10 and Wednesday, July 11, tickets will be sold in the
Molecular and Experimental Medicine building. (Ticket sale
times and locations will be posted on the picnic web site,
which will be up mid-June.) Tickets must be purchased in advance;
no tickets will be sold at the gate.
Lunch and Learn: "Diversity in the Workplace"
Daniel Munoz will present "Diversity in the Workplace" as
part of the onging "Lunch and Learn" seminar series, on Wednesday,
June 13, noon to 1 PM, in the Immunology East Conference Room.
The seminar will cover a general overview of demographics
and the census, the influence of ethnicity and culture, and
include a discussion surrounding these topics. No registration
is necessary. If more information is needed, contact Jan Hill,
Yoga Class Begins
Looking to de-stress and re-energize? Join Beginning Yoga
on Thursday, June 7, from noon to 1 PM. Classes focus on strength,
flexibility, and the benefits of yoga for health and well
being of the entire body. If there is enough interest, classes
will continue every Thursday for approximately $10 per session.
Classes will be held at 3333 Torrey Pines Court (fitness room
in the building south of Human Resources). Bring a mat if
you have one (there are extra if you don't); $10 (and your
checkbook if you think you'll want to sign up); and wear loose
clothing. For more information, contact Rachel Braithwaite,
x4-8195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, June 11, Wednesday, June 13, and Friday, June 15,
personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site
to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, and serum
draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative
Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from
11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday;
individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on
Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be
available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum
draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the
Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/occmed,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.
Look for next News&Views June 18
Look for the next issue of News&Views Monday, June 18. The
deadline for submissions to News&Views, which is published
weekly during the academic year and every other week during
the summer, is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's