Vol 7. Issue 23 / August 13, 2007


Andrew Saphire Awarded Center for AIDS Research Grant
Scripps Research Institute Assistant Professor Andrew Saphire has won a development grant from the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of California, San Diego. The grant is designed to facilitate and encourage new investigators and new ideas in HIV/AIDS research. Saphire's project is titled "Analysis of a Novel Human Factor That Inhibits HIV-1."

Bob Turner Honored by BioCommunications Association
Scripps Research Biomedical Graphics Director Bob Turner has been selected as the recipient of the BioCommunications Association's (BCA) 2007Ralph Career Service Award, which recognizes "those who have served the association and its members with distinction." Turner has been a member of the BCA for close to 38 years, during which time he has served as the organization's president and as a member of various boards. Most recently, he completed a three-year term as chair of the Journal of Biocommunication (see http://www.jbiocommunication.org), and he remains a member of the journal's board.


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Winning Images

The Scripps Research Biomedical Graphics Department brought home four awards from the BioCommunications BioImages competition held at the BIOCOMM 2007 Annual Meeting in Tucson last month. This winning photomicrograph, "Quartz Sample," was taken by BioMedical Graphics Director Bob Turner. Images by Graphics Artist Janet Hightower were also among those chosen for honors. See the winners here.