Vol 10. Issue 3 / January 25, 2010


Gerald Joyce to Receive Stanley Miller Medal from National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has selected Scripps Research Institute Professor and Dean of the Faculty Gerald F. Joyce to receive the first Stanley Miller Medal of the NAS Award for Early Earth and Life Sciences.

Joyce is being honored for his pioneering experiments on the self-sustained replication and evolution of RNA enzymes (ribozymes), which illuminate key conceptual steps in the origin of life. The Stanley Miller Medal recognizes outstanding research on the early Earth and comes with a medal and a $10,000 prize.

An awards ceremony will take place on April 25, 2010, during the academy's annual meeting.

Jennifer Busby Selected as One of Top "40 Under 40"
Jennifer Busby, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics at Scripps Florida, was chosen as one of the top "40 under 40" in Palm Beach County by the Gulf Stream Media Group, which cited her role in the Proteomics Core Facility for Scripps Florida and membership in Leadership Palm Beach. She was featured in the January 2010 issues of Jupiter Magazine and the Palm Beacher.

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Erica Ollmann Saphire and Marisa Roberto Honored at White House
Scripps Research Institute Associate Professors Erica Ollmann Saphire and Marisa Roberto were honored at the White House on January 13 as winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. Here, Roberto (left) and Ollmann Saphire (right) receive congratulations from Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.