Vol 11. Issue 9 / March 14, 2011


Scripps Research Virologists Participate in New Global Network
Top medical virologists from around the world recently came together to form the Global Virus Network, a new global authority and resource for the identification, investigation, and control of viral diseases posing threats to humankind. The inaugural meeting of the network was held March 1 to 3 in Washington, DC.

Scripps Research participants include noted virologists Dennis Burton, Francis Chisari, Juan Carlos de la Torre, John Elder, Glen Nemerow, Michael Oldstone, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Hugh Rosen, and Lindsay Whitton. The Scripps Research investigators study a wide variety of threats to human health including HIV, hepatitis B and C, adenoviruses, coxsachie virus, measles, and a number of viral hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa.

Briana Weiser Awarded Bailey Fellowship
Briana Weiser, a Scripps Research Institute graduate student in the Tellinghuisen lab, has been awarded the 2011 Glenn W. Bailey Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship is granted to a graduate student at Scripps Florida who has demonstrated exceptional ability. As part of the fellowship, Weiser will participate in a mentoring activity.

























Scripps Florida Intern Presents at AAAS

Two-time Scripps Florida summer intern Vuong Dang was selected to participate in last month's Student Poster Competition at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. "After speaking with the first couple of scientists about my research, I didn't really have time to be nervous," said Dang, who presented work he performed in Assistant Professor Brian Paegel's lab. Dang is currently a sophomore at Swarthmore College.