Scientists Develop Powerful New Method for Finding Therapeutic Antibodies
Dan Salomon Embraces the Complexity of Transplant Medicine
Marshall Criser III and James LaBelle Join Board of Trustees
Esther B. O'Keeffe Foundation Donates $250,000 to Fund Scripps Florida Neuroscience Training Program




Brunie Felding Wins Breast Cancer Research Grant

Brunhilde (“Brunie”) Felding, associate professor in the Departments of Chemical Physiology and Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has won a three-year Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Idea Award - Partnering PI Option, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 

BCRP Idea Awards support promising research that has extraordinary potential to yield highly impactful data and new avenues of investigation—innovative research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements to accelerate the eradication of breast cancer. 

Felding will partner with Gary Siuzdak, TSRI’s professor of chemistry, molecular and computational biology and senior director of the Center for Metabolomics, on the project “Metabolomic Imaging of Early Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis to Identify Targets for Prevention.”

 For more information on Felding, see the Felding faculty webpage. For more information on Siuzdak, see the Siuzdak faculty webpage.

Daniel Salomon Assumes Presidency of American Society of Transplantation

Daniel Salomon, professor in the TSRI Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine and program medical director for the Scripps Center for Organ Transplantation, was installed as the new president of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) on May 20, during the American Transplant Congress in Seattle, Washington. 

Founded in 1982, the AST is an international organization of more than 3,000 transplant professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation through the promotion of research, education, advocacy and organ donation to improve patient care. 

For more information about Salomon, see the profile in this issue, “Dan Salomon Embraces the Complexity of Transplant Medicine,” and his faculty web page.

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‘New Venture in World Science’ Draws Palm Beach Community Members
Director of Educational Outreach Deborah Leach Scampavia (above), Professor Phillip LoGrasso, and Senior Director of Florida Operations Dawn Johnson were featured speakers at a recent event, "A New Venture in World Science," which drew many Scripps Florida friends and supporters. (Photo by Lauren Lieberman/LILA PHOTO.) See more event information and photos.