The Scripps Research Institute- Bio's

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The Scripps Research Institute- Bio's: Susan Feagin

There is no evidence that there is a Susan Feagin who is associated with the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. There is no mention of her in their faculty list, directory or elsewhere on the Scripps Website, Scripps LinkedIn profile, or elsewhere online.


There is noone named "Susan Feagin" listed as faculty at the Scripps Research Institute. Neither is Susan Feagin named in the leadership structure of the Institute. Susan Feagin is also not listed in the Scripps Research directory. There are also no past or present employees of Scripps Research Institute named Susan Feagin listed on LinkedIn.

After finding no mention of either Susan or Sue Feagin on the Scripps Research Institute website or on their LinkedIn, I then searched for information within online articles and news stories. However, I found that there is no mention on this person in relation to the Institute.

I did find two academics named Susan Feagin from the US. I have researched both of them in order to identify whether they have ever at one time been associated with the Scripps Research Institute, or whether their areas of study correspond to that of Scripps.

The first candidate is Susan K. Feagin who is primarily associated with Columbia University in New York. Susan K. Feagin has been working with Columbia since the 1970s, and has also worked with Harvard University and the University of Michigan. She is also the president of the John Brown Limited firm. She has been mostly involved with development and alumni relations at Columbia, which also suggest that she would not have a history in scientific research (e.g. at Scripps) . Overall, it can be summed up that her career has been based in the North East and her area of expertise is not that of scientific research.

I also found that there is a Susan Feagin who has worked for Temple University for a number of years. She is now retired, and according to her biography on the Temple University site, her work is related to the following areas: Aesthetics, history of aesthetics, aesthetic issues in the arts, philosophy of mind and epistemology. This suggests that she is not likely to have been working with the Scripps Research Institute at some point. Her LinkedIn also has no evidence that she was ever linked with Scripps.


Given that the evidence points to there being no such person called Susan Feagin who is associated with the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California, I suggest that it may be of interest to you to pursue a biography of a different faculty member. For example, one could be selected from the Institute's list of faculty, one could be selected from their leaders.


To sum up, evidence suggests that no person named Susan Feagin works for the Scripps Research Institute. With this name not appearing in the Institute's exhaustive list of faculty, and no mention of this person elsewhere online being associated with Scripps I have concluded that Susan Feagin has not now or ever worked there.
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The Scripps Research Institute- Bio's: Jen Crosby

Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse is certified in Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2016, she began working at The Scripps Research Institute.

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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Human Resources Department hired Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse as Vice President of People Service in July 2016. Chief Operating Officer, Richard King, said "Jen has two decades of human resources experience will serve us well as we continue to support the important work of TSRI's scientists in finding solutions to challenging diseases".

Jennifer expressed a desire for new programs and offerings from human resources that would be supportive of the faculty, postdocs, and staff at TSRI. Overseeing the California and Florida campuses of TSRI includes employee compliance, counseling, training, postdoctoral services, career, international services, compensation, benefits, and employee recruitment.

The La Jolla campus is next to the Pacific Ocean and is located next to University of California at San Diego. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute are nearby.

TSRI also has a campus located in Juniper, Florida that is next to Florida Atlantic University and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The campus is in a cluster of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms.

Career planning at TSIR includes a planning checklist for self-assessment, exploring options, and researching what is required for your development at the workplace. Employees may get individual career advising appointments at "The Career and Postdoctoral Services Office".

Prior to becoming vice president, Jennifer held the position of Director, Research & Academic HR Team at OHSU.

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Prior to working at TSRI, Jennifer worked at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon from September 2005 to June 2016. While at the OHSU, Jennifer supported more than 2,800 faculty and staff with international affairs operations, academic, and the university's research. OHSU's goals were to improve the quality of life for Oregonians through health care leadership, education, research, and innovation.

Pacific Corp, Inc.

From 2001 to 2005, Jennifer was a Labor Relations Consultant/HR Business Partner at PacificCorp. Nature's Northwest/Wild Oats Markets and Ch2M Hill, Inc. were supported by Jennifer while she worked for PacifiCorp, Inc. While at PacificCorp., she earned the Yoda Award for Exemplary Performance. Jennifer was named Regional Manager of the Year by Nature's Northwest/Wild Oats Markets from 1999 to 2001.


Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 1995. Portland State University also awarded her a Mediation Certification.

Portland State University was where Jennifer studied Continuing Educatiton-Public Administration in 2009.


While pregnant with her first baby, Jennifer was disappointed in the choices of effective care products on the market. Terri Tuner-Meeks and she became a team to create a skin care line named "Lillie Sabine".

Jennifer has been the Chief Business Officer for Lille Sabine for over a decade.
Her people-focused leader role emphasizes dignity, respect, levity, and service. This attributes drive innovation and motivates performance in the workplace.

Traveling is a passion for Jennifer and she has visited Europe, South America, Russia, and Australia. She is married to her husband Ryan and they have two children.


The Scripps Research Institute describes themselves as being world leaders in biomedical research. New disease treatments coupled with training next generation scientists puts them on the frontier of knowledge. Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse with her human service and people skills will benefit TSRI in the realization of their goals.

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The Scripps Research Institute- Bio's: Frank Chisari

Dr. Frank V. Chisari is an Emeritus Professor of Virology and Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Chisari studies interactions between viruses and hosts in the hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections. He has earned countless awards and has made groundbreaking contributions to the medical field.


Dr. Chisari graduated magna cum laude from Fordham Univerisity with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Biology in 1963. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1968. Dr. Chisari is board certified in Internal Medicine and Anatomic Pathology.

Between 1975 and 1981, Dr. Chisari was an assistant professor in the Departments of Molecular Immunology and Clinical Research at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. He transitioned to the Department of Basic and Clinical Research in 1981. From 1988 through 2008, he was a professor and Head of the Division of Experimental Pathology and the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine. He was also Director of the General Clinical Research Center during this time, beginning in 1989 and ending in 2004. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Chisari was the Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Virology and the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science. From 2015 until the present day, he has adopted the title of Emeritus Professor of Virology and Immunology in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science.


Dr. Chisari has received a number of awards during his career, including:

— The NIH MERIT Award
— The Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine
— The First Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the American Liver Foundation
— The Distinguished Achievement Award from AASLD
— The Distinguished Scientist Award from the Hepatitis B Foundation
— The William H. Prusoff Lifetime Achievement Award from HEP DART
— The Rous-Whipple Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology
— The Distinguished Alumnus Award from Weill-Cornell University Medical College

Dr. Chisari has also been a member of the following organizations and panels over the years:

— The Board of Scientific Councilors for NIAID and NIH
— The American Academy of Microbiology
— The National Academy of Sciences
— The American Association for the Advancement of Science
— The American Academy of Microbiology
— The Association of American Physicians
— The National Academy of Sciences, USA
— The National Academy of Medicine, USA
— The Distinguished Advisory Committee for the UCSD Cancer Center
— Review Panel for the International Research Scholars Program at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
— The Scientific Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of HCV at Rockefeller University


Dr. Chisari holds many patents related to antigens that were derived from the hepatitis B and C virus. He has also published over 300 reports on these pathogens.

He has learned much about the viruses during his career, including their rate of spreading, their capability to escape immune recognition, and "host and viral mechanisms that determine viral clearance and persistence and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma".

His work in The Chisari Lab at The Scripps Research Institute has focused on infected humans and chimpanzees as well as transgenic mouse models that he developed himself. He has studied immune responses in livers of the infected and determined that the virus can live on for years after a recovery. He also discovered that certain cells within these viruses "secrete antiviral cytokines that inhibit the replication of HBV, HCV, and other viruses in infected cells without killing them." This has created a new understanding of the virus-host relationship.


To conclude, Dr. Frank Chisari is currently an Emeritus Professor of Virology and Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.D. in Medicine. He has received many awards and has been a member of numerous organizations and panels. His work on virus-host interactions, using hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections as models, has resulted in many patents and reports written by Dr. Chisari. His research has resulted in new understandings of the virus-host relationship.
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The Scripps Research Institute- Bio's: Isy Goldwasser

Isy Goldwasser has served on the Board of Directors at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) since February 2017. There is limited information on his role at TSRI. Goldwasser received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994. He co-founded Thync in 2011 and has served as its CEO since then. Please note that sources older than two years were utilized to provide a comprehensive biography of Goldwasser from the beginning of his career to present day. Below, I will provide a biography of Isy Goldwasser, including his role at TSRI, educational and professional background, and other information such as previous speaking engagements.


On February 21, 2017, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) announced that Isy Goldwasser was one the organization’s newly appointed board members. An extensive search revealed that there are no other mentions of Goldwasser’s role at TSRI besides news on his appointment.
A press search on Goldwasser’s role at TSRI revealed that his appointment as TSRI’s board member was also published on The San Diego Union-Tribune, South Florida Business Journal, and LinkedIn, but these articles did not provide a deeper dive on his role. A search for information on Goldwasser on TSRI’s website only revealed three results. However, these results only provided links to a similar press release that was published earlier, and a “Leadership Overview” and “Board of Directors” web pages that only mentioned his role as a board member. His profiles on Thync’s corporate website, Bloomberg, and LinkedIn also did not provide a deeper dive into his role at TSRI.


In 1992, Goldwasser graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994. An extensive search did not reveal his educational history before attending University. This information is not provided on his online profiles such as LinkedIn and Bloomberg, and interviews that he had provided in the past.


Goldwasser joined Symyx Technologies in 1995 as its first employee. He served as Vice President, Business Development at Symyx from February 1996 to January 1998. Goldwasser was promoted to President in February 1998. He served as the company’s CEO until June 2010 when it was acquired by Accelrys. He served as Advisor to CEO during the transitional period from July 2010 to March 2012. One of the most notable achievements during his time at Symyx was to take the company public on November 22, 1999.


Goldwasser co-founded Thync in 2011 and has served as its CEO since then. Before co-founding Thync, he served as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Khosla Ventures from April to September 2011. Thync raised $13 million in October 2014 and Khosla Ventures was the lead investor in this round of funding.
Goldwasser and his team spent four years of research and development to create Thync Relax, a “conductive neck strip, forehead module and smartphone app that a wearer could use to control his or her stress, energy and relaxation levels.” After a study conducted by Arizona State University, the transcranial electrical stimulation device was brought to the market in 2015. According to Goldwasser, “although there were those who enjoyed the stimulation mode on the original model, twice as many [customers] were using it for relaxation.” He had also mentioned that people “who sleep less than five hours a night” need it the most.


Goldwasser has served on the Board of Directors at The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) since it was founded in 2012. He is listed as inventor on over 40 US, European and Canadian patents. His latest patent named “method and system for direct communication” was published on November 16, 2017. Goldwasser was one of the guest speakers at Hyper Wellbeing 2016, Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2017, and Experiential Technology (XTech) Expo 2017.


In conclusion, Isy Goldwasser has served on the Board of Directors at TSRI since February 2017. Goldwasser graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994. He currently serves as the CEO at Thync.