Lerner and Schultz win Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
TSRI President Richard A. Lerner and Professor Peter G. Schultz were recently awarded the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, one of the most renowned prizes in the Federal Republic of Germany in the field of medicine. The researchers were selected for their achievements in connection with the development of catalytic antibodies, molecules that combine the enormous diversity of antibodies with the catalytic properties of enzymes.

A Technology That Fits the Genome Like a Glove
Research Associates Pilar Blancafort and Laurent Magnenat and Professor Carlos Barbas III have described a new technique for looking for genes with a combinatorial library of zinc finger proteins.

Campus Hosts Prospective Students
Three "recruitment weekends" this month provide prospective Ph.D. candidates with information about all aspects of the institute's graduate programs.

Dickerson Wins National Individual Research Service Award
Graduate student Tobin Dickerson of the Janda lab has received a predoctoral National Individual Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. His research concerns a nicotine metabolite, nornicotine, and its chemistry in the body. He is now investigating specific implications of aberrant nornicotine protein glycation in disease states such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

Steps Toward Treating Genetic Deafness
Associate Professor Ulrich Mueller, who recently arrived at TSRI, is examining Usher syndrome and the underlying biology of mechanosensory perception.