Vol 7. Issue 22 / July 30, 2007


Stephen Crocker Wins Career Transition Fellowship
Research Associate Stephen Crocker of the Scripps Research Institute's Whitton lab has won a five-year Career Transition Fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a nonprofit organization serving multiple sclerosis patients by supporting scientific research and promoting education. The title of Crocker's research project is "Investigating the Roles of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 in CNS Demyelination and Repair."

Jeremy Richter Awarded Perkin Medal Scholarship
Jeremy Richter, a Ph.D. candidate in the Kellogg School of Science and Technology working in the Baran lab, has been awarded the prestigious Perkin Medal Scholarship of the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section), this year given in the name of biochemist Herb Boyer, co-founder of Genentech. Richter's research has focused on the total synthesis of complex marine natural products, specifically welwitindolinone A. He will receive the honor in Philadelphia in September.


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