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UF Scripps Biomedical Research names new chief financial officer

Management of financial and administrative operations at UF Scripps Biomedical Research, the Jupiter-based scientific research institute, will be overseen by James Lapple, MBA, CPA, the current vice president for finance at the Rockefeller University in New York.

UF, Scripps Florida Complete Integration To Create Science Research Powerhouse

Two of the nation’s most respected research institutions have closed their transaction that adds a Florida powerhouse meant to accelerate the pace of biomedical discoveries that benefit patients. Effective April 2, the Florida campus of Scripps Research is integrated with and will now be part of the University of Florida’s academic health center as UF Scripps Biomedical Research.

Rhes Protein Key in Spread of Huntington’s Disease In the Brain

Pathogenic proteins help spread many neurodegenerative diseases. How they move between brain cells is often shrouded in mystery. But scientists at Scripps Research’s Florida campus have found that nanotube tunnels that act like roadways capable of transporting cargo between cells can transmit a toxic protein linked to Huntington’s disease from neuron to neuron.

Researcher Gains New Insight Into How Cells Sense, Address Protein-Building Malfunctions

The process of how cells sense a glitch and begin repairs so the machinery can return to its protein-building job — as well as how cells dispose of the aberrant proteins produced by the glitch — has become clearer due to the work of Scripps Florida professor Claudio Joazeiro, Ph.D., and his collaborators. The findings were published in the journal Nature on March 9.