Cool-Temperature-Sensing Protein Found by TSRI Investigators
In an article that will appear in an issue of the journal Cell, the group from the Patapoutian lab describes the protein, called TRPM8, which is the first cold-sensing molecule that has ever been identified and may be an important basic target for pain-modulating drugs.

The Road Less Traveled: TSRI Scientists Find Alternative Path for Activation of Crucial Enzyme
[Everyone] always thought MAP [mitogen-activated protein] kinases went through this classical cascade with several different kinases," says Department of Immunology Associate Professor Jiahuai Han. "This is the first time we are seeing an alternative activation pathway.


New Sculpture Celebrates Nobel Prize

A new sculpture entitled Breath in the lobby of The Beckman Center celebrates the award of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to K. Barry Sharpless, W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry at TSRI and member of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology.