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Geoff Wahl (center), professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory, and members of his lab at the San Diego Salk/Bloomingdale’s Ready, Set, Pink! event.

Geoff Wahl (center), professor in Salk's Gene Expression Laboratory, and members of his lab at the San Diego Salk/Bloomingdale's Ready, Set, Pink! event.

Scientists at the Salk Institute walked the runway as models at Bloomingdale's Ready, Set, Pink! event on October 25 in San Diego.

The annual event raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Bloomingdale's selected Salk as its beneficiary, with 10 percent of all purchases made at Bloomingdale's that day donated to the Institute.

Claire Johns from the Gene Expression lab and Chemical Biology and Proteomics lab member Charisse Crenshaw, who is featured in this month's Next Generation, slipped into evening gowns, cocktail dresses and casual wear for the Ready, Set, Pink! fashion show, seamlessly assuming the role of models and strutting the runway with style.