Vol 8. Issue 26 / September 15, 2008


Carlos Barbas Wins ACS Cope Scholar Award
Scripps Research Professor Carlos Barbas III has won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of organic chemistry. He was selected for "contributions to catalysis spanning the design and application of antibodies, peptides, DNA, and organocatalysts to asymmetric synthesis and medicine."

Barbas will receive his award and deliver an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium at the fall 2009 American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, DC.

Gaudenz Danuser Honored with Bárány Award for Young Investigators
Associate Professor Gaudenz Danuser has been selected to receive the Michael & Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators from the Biophysical Society for his "outstanding seminal contributions in diverse areas of cell biology, particularly to our understanding of cell cytoskeleton dynamics and function using speckle microscopy."

Danuser will receive his award at the Biophysical Society's 53rd Annual Meeting next March at the Boston Convention and Exhibitions Center."

Antonio Amelio Wins National Cancer Institute Award

Research Associate Antonio Amelio of Scripps Florida has won a three-year postdoctoral grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to support his work on chimeric oncogenes. He was sponsored jointly for the grant by his lab head, Assistant Professor Michael Conkright, and Cancer Biology department chair, Professor John Cleveland.

Graduate Program's September Symposium Features Outstanding Presentations
On Friday, September 5, graduate students and faculty of the Scripps Research Kellogg School of Science and Technology gathered at the Bahia Resort on Mission Bay for their annual symposium in which students presented their work in fields from protein folding to organic synthesis in posters and lectures.

Among the many outstanding presentations, a few were selected to receive special recognition. Awards for best biology talks went to fifth-year student Peter Smith and sixth-year student Megan Thielges. Awards for best chemistry talks went to third-year students Ian Seiple and Tim Newhouse.


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In addition to featuring talks and posters, the September Symposium brought together graduate students and faculty for a more relaxed, informal exchange. Photo by Diane Kreger.