In Brief

TSRI Postdoc Wins Incyte Discovery Grant
David S. Shin, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of John Tainer, has won the 2001 Incyte Discovery Grant. Shin's research focuses on determining the X-ray crystal structure of proteins in order to study macromolecular interactions and catalytic sites of proteins in atomic detail, with the ultimate goal of using that information to engineer drugs to treat disease. In his application, Shin proposed sequencing a cDNA library for the polychaete worm, Alvinella pompejana. A. pompejana is the most hyperthermophilic metazoan known, and Shin hopes it will provide a new source of thermostable proteins for crystallization.

ScrippsAssists Needs Volunteers to Help Elderly
ScrippsAssists is looking for about 20 volunteers to help with yard work and minor household projects for the elderly in Vista on October 6 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. This project is organized in cooperation with the North County Council on Aging. Children over 10 are also welcome. For more information or to sign up, contact Kelly Dryden at

"Yung's Catering" Wins Softball Championship
The team Yung's Catering, sponsored by Yung's Cafe, has won the TSRI Softball League championship for the second year in a row. The players who make up the winning team are: Jeannette Boerner, Tony Briggs, Keith Chipp, Mark Feiner, Cathrine Fini, Mac Daddy Ford, Jose Guzman, Candi Jones, Josh Jones, Leonard Jones, Loreen Lucas (captain), Randy Lucas (coach), Leslie Nielsen, and Dan "Puff" Schrokosch.