SOF Distinguished Lecturer Series to Feature Max-Planck
As part of the TSRI Society of Fellows Distinguished Lecturer
Series, Alfred Wittinghofer, professor and director of Max-Planck
Institute for Molecular Physiology, will speak on "GTP-Binding
Proteins: News and Views on a conserved Switching Module"
on Wednesday, August 21, at 4 PM. The lecture will be held
in the Green Hospital Building's Timken Auditorium.
TSRI Professor Youssef Hatefi has retired. Hatefi, born
and raised in Teheran, Iran, came to the United States for
his college and postgraduate education. He received a Ph.D.
in biochemistry from the University of Washington, then spent
four years at the Institute for Enzyme Research, affiliated
with the University of Wisconsin. He joined the staff of the
Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in 1963 and has been
with the institute ever since, although in the 1960s he held
a simultaneous appointment at the University of Shiraz in
Iran. His research has focused on mitochondria, a field to
which he has made numerous important contributions, including
his discovery of the mitochondrial electron transport complexes.
He has received many honors for his work, including the Bond
Award of the American Oil Chemists Society and the Scientific
Medal of Honor from the Ministry of Education in Iran.
TSRI Security Guard Brings Home Two Medals
TSRI Security Guard Karl Thorpe placed third in both the
60-meter and 100-meter dash in the recent California Senior
Games State Championships, 60 to 64-year-old Age Division.
Thorpe, who trains several times a week, ran the 60 meter
in 7.83 seconds and the 100 in 15.43 seconds. "My goal is
to make it to the Nationals," he says. Thorpe, who worked
as an autobody technician for 40 years, has been with TSRI
TSRI staff members who recently retired include:
- Glasswasher Helen L. Bowerman,
- Molecular and Experimental Medicine Senior Administrative
Assistant Susan K. Burke,
- Molecular and Experimental Medicine Research Assistant
Calixto T. Munoz.
Look for Next News&Views August 26
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every other
week throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday, August
26. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions
is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.
Guard Karl Thorpe holds up two medals he won in the California
Senior Games State Championships. Photo by
An Art Show on Display at the UCSD
Faculty Club until August 26 Features about 20 of Professor
Peter Vogt's Recent Paintings
Renaissance Man TSRI scientist Peter
Vogt and his wife, Hiroko Vogt, attend a reception at the
UCSD faculty club to kick off a show of his watercolors. Photo
by Jason S. Bardi.