Vol 8. Issue 27 / September 22, 2008


David Millar Promoted to Full Professor
David Millar of The Scripps Research Institute Department of Molecular Biology has been promoted to the rank of full professor. Millar (Ph. D., California Institute of Technology) joined The Scripps Research Institute in 1987. His laboratory uses single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy to study ribonucleoprotein assembly and the conformational dynamics of DNA replication enzymes. For more information, see the Millar lab website.

Bruce Torbett Receives Tenure
Bruce E. Torbett of the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Torbett (Ph.D., M.S.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles) joined Scripps Research in 1992 as a research fellow. He studies transcriptional regulation of myeloid development and function, develops and tests novel techniques for delivering genes to cells to provide protection against HIV or cancer, and also investigates how the structural changes in HIV protease contributes to biochemical functions that confer protease inhibitor resistance. For more information, see the Torbett lab website.

Claudio Joazeiro Wins American Cancer Society Grant

Claudio Joazeiro, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, has received an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award for his studies on how a novel mitochondrial E3 ubiquitin ligase, MULAN, links mitochondria-to-nucleus signaling (via NF-kappaB) and mitochondrial dynamics.

Five Students Selected for ARCS Fellowships
The Office of Graduate Studies has announced the award of five merit-based Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS®) Foundation Fellowships to Kellogg School of Science and Technology graduate students. The new fellows are: Sophie Rozenzhak of the Russell lab, Melissa Dix of the Cravatt lab, Damian Ekiert of the Wilson lab, Travis Young of the Schultz lab, and Christopher Martin of the Surh lab. The ARCS® Foundation is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate science, engineering, and medical students nationwide.


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