Hour: TSRI Scientists Discover the Genes a Plant Uses to Time
its Flowering Cycle
TSRI's Research Associate Marcelo Yanovsky and
Professor Steve Kay have described how a plant grown in their
laboratory uses two sets of proteins to detect the seasons
so that it can flower at the right time. And by tinkering
with those proteins, the scientists were able to make the
plant flower at will.
Development Office Launches Fundraising Initiative to Purchase
"This is a one-time opportunity to obtain the [Immunology
Building] at below current market value," says Director of
Development Denise M. Scalzo.
Faculty News: Promotions and Appointments
Steven Henriksen has been promoted to the rank of professor.
Juan Carlos de la Torre, Nigel Mackman, and Luc Teyton are
now associate professors with tenure. Professor Hugh Rosen
recently joined the Department of Immunology.
Wins Tetrahedron Prize
TSRI investigator K.C. Nicolaou is the recipient of the 2002
Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry for
"his creative and productive investigations in natural products
synthesis, which, through his remarkable ingenuity and ability
to develop novel synthetic technologies, have enabled him
to extend the frontiers of the field into challenging new
the Risks and Benefits of Xenotransplantation
"It is the transition from individual risk to public
health risk where the real controversy comes," says TSRI investigator