In Brief

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 Building.

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 energy—which 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 Sock Hop)
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, x4-2950.

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

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, 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 publication.