Inside Salk - October 2008 - page 2

October 2008
Inside Salk
PHILANTHROPY
Chairman’s Circle: Scientists’
Presentations and Twist of Fate
Endear Dan Lewis to Salk
Chairman’s Circle: Research Seals
MarnaWhittington’s Commitment
Symphony at Salk Raises Record
Funds for Research
‘CEO’ Group Gets Personalized
Tour of Salk
EXECUTIVE MESSAGE
From Plants to Stem Cells,
Salk Research Generates
Wide-Reaching Impact
Roger Guillemin, M.D., Ph.D.
Interim President
Marsha A. Chandler
, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Rebecca Newman
Vice President,
Development
MauricioMinotta
Director, Communications
Editor, Inside Salk
Gina Kirchweger
Director,
Scientific Communications
Sarah Loffler
Production Coordinator
Joe Belcovson
and Kent Schnoeker
Photographers
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ON THE COVER
Arabidopsis thaliana is an ideal model for plant biologists to study because
it has a small genome (about 25,500 genes) and a generation time of just
six to eight weeks. The cover features a small Arabidopsis specimen that
has begun to flower. It is one of hundreds that are grown in Salk’s
greenhouses and studied by scientists in the Plant Biology Laboratory.
Photo by Joe Belcovson, Multimedia Services manager.
NEWS BRIEFS
Salk ReceivesWorldwide
Media Attention
Tatyana Sharpee Honored
Twice in 2008
Labs Partner with
Reeve Foundation
Salk Receives Grant for
Prader-Willi Research
COVER STORY
Arabidopsis Takes Root:
Plant Biology Lab Celebrates
25 Years of Discoveries
INSTITUTE NEWS
Scholars Give Up Summer in
New York for Lab Training
in La Jolla
Institute Friends Take ‘Journey’
Through Françoise Gilot’s
Exhibit and Life
Scholars Give Up Summer in New York
for Lab Training in La Jolla
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