Scripps Research Institute

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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is an American medical research facility that focuses on research in the basic biomedical sciences. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, with a sister facility in Jupiter, Florida, the institute is home to 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students, and administrative and other staff, making it among the largest private, non-profit biomedical research organizations in the world.


TSRI's roots can be traced to the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, founded near the current site in 1924 by the philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. In 1946 it evolved into the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Initially focusing on the study of immune disorders under the leadership of Frank J. Dixon, over the following 25 years the faculty grew and diversified its research interests, precipitating another name change in 1977, to The Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. In 1991 the Scripps Clinic and research division became separate corporations and The Scripps Research Institute was founded. In 1989 TSRI started a graduate program.


The California campus is located on of land between the Torrey Pines State Reserve and the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. In Florida, Scripps occupies adjacent to the John D. MacArthur campus of Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach County, Florida. TSRI has departments of cancer biology, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology and microbial science, infectology,......
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