Congratulations to G4 student Joseph Derosa, who has been selected for the prestigious 2018/2019 Turner B. and Lesly Shelton award from the Skaggs Graduate School at Scripps Research. Well done and well deserved, Joe!
About the award: Mrs. Lesly Starr Shelton was among the most ardent supporters of Scripps Research. Mrs. Shelton, alongside her husband Turner, supported both undergraduate and graduate education at several insitutions across the US, but Scripps Research was perhaps closest aligned with her personal passions. Mrs. Shelton’s family had been involved in the early pharmaceutical industry and she knew firsthand the value of education in basic research and its application towards the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. The Skaggs Graduate Schools continues to honor Mrs. Shelton’s legacy and passion for education and research each year by awarding the Turner B. and Lesly Shelton Scholarship to a promising young scientist at Scripps Research.