Vol 7. Issue 32 / October 29, 2007


Benjamin Cravatt Elected as AAAS Fellow
Benjamin Cravatt III, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Physiology at The Scripps Research Institute, has been elected fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "for the development of innovative chemical proteomic technologies to annotate enzymatic pathways in mammalian systems." Members of the AAAS, founded in 1848, are elected based on their efforts to advance science or foster applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Cravatt and other new fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin at the Fellows Forum during the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston next February.


Service Awards Celebrate Long-Time Employees
Employees marked 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years with The Scripps Research Institute at the October 19 Employee Recognition Banquet, held at the Stephen Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California.

"Once again we honor you, our valued employees," said Judith Muñoz, vice president of Human Resources. "TSRI's renown is based on its impressive scientific achievements, our faculty, and the lab members who are responsible for the science. But we recognize that great science also depends on the contribution of direct and indirect support the labs receive from the people in Shared and Support Services... Your longevity and dedication prove that TSRI is still a great place to develop a career!"

The evening included mingling and hors d'oeuvres during a cocktail hour, an awards presentation complete with music and video clips, and an elegant, open-air dinner.


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