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Of Note

Brock Grill Promoted to Associate Professor

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has promoted Brock Grill to associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience, as announced at a recent meeting of the TSRI Board of Trustees.

Grill and his team on the Florida campus study neuron development, in particular, the molecular mechanisms involved in synapse formation and axon termination with the goal of harnessing developmental mechanisms for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease and traumatic injury. Further information on Grill’s research is available on his faculty page and laboratory website.

EM Conference Draws Participants from around World

The “Workshop in Advanced Topics in EM Structure Determination” was held at TSRI November 9 to 14 to many rave reviews from the participants. Organized by TSRI faculty members and electron microscopy (EM) experts Bridget Carragher, Clint Potter and Ron Milligan, the workshop elicited comments including:

“This is one of the best meetings I have attended. It provided a clear overview of recent advances in the field and where the field is headed. I learned something new, with direct relevance to my own work, with nearly every talk.”

“Outstanding event—covering everything from specimen prep to the latest new technologies that can push the field forward. The workshop content also helped to broaden my understanding of the fundamental principles in EM structure determination...beautifully organized!”

“Fantastic. This is an exciting time in the EM field. Great mix of biology, method development and emerging technologies in the field.”

To learn more about TSRI’s National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy, see

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About 150 participants from around the word attended the recent conference on electron microscopy at TSRI. Click to enlarge.

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Brock Grill has been promoted to associate professor.





Scripps CA Cheers On Komen 3-Day Walkers
Members of Scripps California community cheered on participants in the 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk supporting breast cancer research and breast health and education. Organized by TSRI’s Office of Philanthropy, volunteers staffed a booth illustrating TSRI cancer research efforts and handed walkers water, energy bars and pink TSRI wrist bands and shirts. (Photo by Dave Freeman.)