Businessman Frank Lowy Joins TSRI Board
The TSRI Board of Trustees' newest member is Frank Lowy, executive chairman and co-founder of one of the world's leading shopping center companies, Westfield Holdings Limited.

Enzyme Found to Control Gene Expression in a Novel Way—By Breathing New Life into Old RNA
A collaboration between TSRI investigators Paul Russel and John Yates has resulted in the characterization of regulatory enzyme Cid13. “Normally we think of genes that are involved in expression of mRNA operating in the nucleus,” says Russell. “This is a new class of enzyme that can control the activity of mRNA after it has been exported to the cytoplasm.”

Chisari Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Francis V. Chisari, professor in TSRI's Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine and director of the General Clinical Research Center, has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of "excellence, originality, and creativity in the microbiological sciences."

Technology Review Names Cravatt "One of World's Top Young Innovators"
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Associate Professor Benjamin Cravatt (TSRI class of '97) has been named one of the "TR100," the world's top young innovators according to Technology Review magazine.


About a Virus

"My lifelong dream is to contribute to the termination of hepatitis B infection in all those chronically infected people—that has been driving my research throughout my career," says Francis Chisari, TSRI professor and director of the General Clinical Research Center.