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Of Note

Chemist Keary Engle receives new ACS grant
Scripps Research chemist Keary Engle, PhD, has been awarded a Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund. With the award, Engle will receive $110,000 over two years to initiate a “new research direction” in fundamental petroleum science—and more specifically, in fundamental organic chemistry studies related to petroleum.

ACS Petroleum Research Fund is an endowment and proceeds of the endowment provide support for “advanced scientific education and fundamental research in the petroleum field.”

Engle’s research focuses on the fundamental reactions to create organic molecules for use in medicine, agriculture and more. A alumnus of the Skaggs-Oxford graduate program at Scripps Research, Engle’s honor also include the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Young Faculty Award and a Fulbright Scholarship. For more information, please visit the Engle lab website.

CA Biosafety Committee meeting materials due June 27

To receive consideration at the next Institutional Biosafety Committee, registration documents must be submitted to Environmental Health and Safety by Wednesday, June 27, via email to The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, building 3301, P2 conference room.

CA & FL Town Hall scheduled for July 10

Update: The Town Hall date has been moved to July 10. The time of this event will remain the same: 10 a.m. to noon in California and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Florida.

To accommodate everyone, we’re expanding the viewing locations:

California faculty should go to the Keck Amphitheater (BCC1)

California postdocs, grad students and staff scientists may go to the Keck Amphitheater OR the Committee Lecture Hall (MBB2N)

California administrative staff should go to the Auditorium on the Hazen campus

Florida faculty and staff should go to the Auditorium (B157)

Refreshments will be served on both campuses following the Town Hall.

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Keary Engle, assistant professor at Scripps Research (Photo by Faith Hark)