In Brief

Bruce Beutler to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Bruce Beutler will speak on "Genetic Dissection of Innate Immunity," as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 17. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Skaggs Lectures to Address Drug Discovery

TSRI Professor Tamas Bartfai will be speaking as part of the Drug Discovery Seminar Series, sponsored by The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology and hosted by Skaggs Institute Director Julius Rebek, Jr. Talks will include:

•"Development of Drug Discovery Paradigms in Big Pharma Over the Last 100 Years," on Thursday, April 25;

•"Target-Based Drug Discovery," on Thursday, May 2;

•"Selection of Clinical Candidates: Multiple Pressures," on Thursday, May 9.

All lectures will be held from 5 to 6:30 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater of Green Hospital.

National Defense University Students Visit TSRI

TSRI hosted a one-day symposium about basic research on April 4 for students of the National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces, an educational institution established to study national resource management. TSRI speakers included: Robin Clark (formerly Goldsmith), vice president of communications; Thomas Northrup, associate patent counsel; Ben Neuman, research associate in the Department of Neuropharmacology; Bruce Torbett, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine; Gerald Joyce, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology; and Martin Friedlander, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology. The students, who are either military officers or government officials, are completing a Master's program designed to prepare them for senior management positions in the United States Department of Defense.

CIMBio Hosts Open House

All TSRI employees (and scientific neighbors) are invited to the Center for Integrative Molecular Biosciences (CIMBio) open house on Wednesday, April 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. CIMBio is located in the CarrAmerica B Building, 3215 Merryfield Row, on the East campus. The open house will provide the opportunity for self-guided tours of the facility and discussions with scientific staff. Refreshments will be provided.

Career Workshops: "The Academic Life" and "Getting What You Want"
TSRI's Office of Graduate Studies, the Society of Fellows, and the Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department, and The University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Career Services and Office of Graduate Studies and Research join forces to bring you the 2002 Career Workshop Series. Featured speakers are Associate Director Mary Morris Heiberger and Graduate Student Counselor Julia Miller Vick of University of Pennsylvania Career Services, co-authors of "The Academic Job Search Handbook."

Workshop 1, "The Academic Life: Issues for Women Graduate Students and Postdocs," will be held Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4 PM in the Horizon Room, UCSD Career Services Center.

Workshop 2, "Getting What You Want: Job Search Strategy for the Academic Market," will be held Wednesday, April 17, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in The Valerie Timken Amphitheater, second floor, Scripps Green Hospital 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road.

Questions about TSRI Publication Preparation?

PDF files of the guidelines for the preparation of this year's Scientific Report, Skaggs Institute Report, and the Faculty Database are now available online:

• 2002 Scientific Report Guidelines:

• 2002 Skaggs Institute Scientific Report Guidelines:

• 2002 Faculty Database Guidelines:

The due date for the Scientific Report and Faculty Database is Friday, May 3. Principal investigators who hold joint appointments in the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology are asked to submit an additional report for the Skaggs Institute, due Friday, September 13.

Mother's Day
to follow Spring Craft Fair
This year, the Spring Craft Fair will be held shortly before Mother's Day—on Thursday, May 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Immunology Galleria. The crafts for sale will include jewelry, homemade soaps, gift baskets, airplants, chocolates, table runners, handmade quilts, children's clothing, cards, and wall hangings. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle, x4-2146 or e-mail

Prescriptions by Mail

The TSRI Prescription Plan through Advanced PCS enables employees to use the PCS Mail Order Pharmacy. This mail order option is a quick and easy way to fill medications that are taken on a regular basis. Employees may receive a 90-day supply with a co-payment of $30 for brand name or $14 for generic medications. Mail order prescription forms may be obtained from PCS, Human Resources, or online under Benefits Administration. For more information, please contact Benefits Administration at

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws

On Monday, April 15, Wednesday, April 17, and Friday, April 19, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite 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 Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.