Buchmeier Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Professor Michael Buchmeier of The Scripps Research Institute has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. An honorific leadership group, the American Academy of Microbiology recognizes excellence, originality, and creativity in all subspecialities of the microbiological sciences.
Buchmeier is interested in the pathogenesis and control of emerging infections, the structure and function of viral glycoproteins, the mechanisms by which viruses interact with the host during persistent infection, and the way in which viruses contribute to a variety of autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.
Rebek Named Member of Academia Europaea
Scripps Research Professor Julius Rebek, Jr., has been named a foreign member of the Academia Europaea. The Academia, an organization scholars from across Europe, is a “broad assembly of excellence” representing a range of academic disciplines.
Rebek, who is director of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at Scripps Research, studies basic questions of molecular recognition, self-assembly, catalysis, and complementarity by designing novel organic molecular nanocapsules and synthetic receptors.
ClubMom Selects Scripps Research for Charity Drive
ClubMom, a free national membership organization for moms, has selected Scripps Research as one of the leading nonprofit organizations to participate in the ClubMom Dollar Drive for Charity initiative. For every mom recruited by Scripps Research to join ClubMom between now and March 31, 2006, ClubMom will donate $1 to the institute. Registration and a full list of participating nonprofit organizations can be found at http://www.clubmomdollardrive.com?qid=198.
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