In Brief

Paper by Wolkenberg and Boger Makes ACS Editor's Choice List
An article by graduate student Scott Wolkenberg and Professor Dale Boger has been selected as one of the Editor's Choice Articles for 2002 by Chemical Reviews of the American Chemical Society. The article, "Mechanisms of in Situ Activation for DNA-Targeting Antitumor Agents" can be viewed at:

Johnson Wins La Jolla Interfaces in Science Fellowship

Graduate student Jeffrey Johnson of the Yates lab has been awarded a La Jolla Interfaces in Science (LJIS) fellowship. LJIS—supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and involving TSRI, the University of California at San Diego, The Salk Institute, and The San Diego Supercomputer Center—supports the exploration of interfaces between the biological and biomedical sciences and the physical, computer, and mathematical sciences.

Barglow, Fowler, Lin Win NSF Fellowships

TSRI graduate students Catherine Barglow of the Cravatt lab, Doug Fowler of the Kelly lab, and David Lin of the Wong lab have won National Science Foundation Fellowships, which are awarded on the basis of merit and provide three years of support. In addition, graduate student William Brenzovich of the Nicolaou lab was awarded an Honorable Mention.

Call for 2003 Scientific Report Cover Art
The Office of Communications is accepting submissions for artwork for the 2003 Scientific Report covers. Artwork is needed for the front, the inside front, and the inside back covers. Submissions—which should consist of a print (such as a Fuji color print) of the artwork plus a description of what it is, and whose lab the work was done in—are due Friday, August 8 and should be sent to Jann Coury, TCP-20 or email

What's an EOB? (Hint: Think Insurance Information)

An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a summary of claim activity generated by an insurance company after it receives a claim for medical services. Listed in the "Remarks" section at the bottom of each EOB is "Patient Responsibility," the remaining amount you will owe upon receiving a bill from your medical provider. An EOB is not a bill, but it is important to keep EOBs for future reference. If you have a question about an EOB, contact Principal Insurance at the number listed on the EOB or Benefits Administration at x48487 or

Free Yoga Class on Tuesday
Yoga instructor Jolie Cash is offering a free class on Tuesday, July 29, from noon to 1 PM, to celebrate the addition of a Tuesday class in addition to the one she offers on Thursdays. Tuesday classes will be held in the first floor conference room (to the left of the entrance) of the CIMBio building on the East campus. Thursday classes, held from noon to 1 PM, will continue on the P1 conference room of the 3301 N. Torrey Pines Court Administrative Building. Classes are $12 each and discounts are available for those who purchase more than one class at a time.

Look for Next News&Views August 11
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every other week throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday, August 11. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.



The Office of Communications is accepting submissions for artwork for the 2003 Scientific Report. The illustration on the front cover of the 2002 report, above, was based on a submission by the Bokoch lab.