Vol 7. Issue 6 / February 26, 2007

Board Business: Faculty Promotions Announced; Retiring Trustee Honored

As part of the February meeting of The Scripps Research Institute Board of Trustees, two senior faculty promotions were announced and a resolution was passed in honor of retiring trustee Charles C. Edwards.

The faculty promotions were:

 • Dong-Er Zhang, who has been promoted to full professor in Scripps Research Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine. Zhang (Ph.D., University of Houston, Texas) has been with Scripps Research since 1999. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cancer development related to the function of transcription factors and the modification of proteins by a ubiquitin-like modifier called ISG15. For more information on Zhang's work, see her faculty web page or the Zhang lab website.

 • David Goodin, who has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Scripps Research Department of Molecular Biology. Goodin (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) has been with Scripps Research since 1987. He recently received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health, a ten-year grant to explore the rational engineering of metalloenzyme catalysts in order to better understand the chemical diversity of natural enzymes and to generate novel catalysts of potential utility.For more information, see Goodin's faculty web page.

In addition, the board passed a resolution expressing its gratitude to Charles C. Edwards (M.D., University of Colorado), formerly commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1969-73), Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1973-75), and president and CEO of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation (1977-91) then Scripps Institutions of Medicine and Science (1991-93).

The resolution cited Edwards's 16 years as president and chief executive officer of Scripps "during a time of significant growth and transformation of the organization"; his "steady guidance, unflagging energy, and wise counsel" that helped to bring into being the independent Scripps Research Institute; and his contributions of "knowledge, expertise, and time as a valued member of Boards of Trustees of Scripps Research, from which he now retires."


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Dong-Er Zhang, professor.



David Goodin, associate professor with tenure.