Frank Dixon, who founded the Scripps Research Institute, died last Friday at the age of 87. Dixon also first used radiolabeling, tagging proteins and molecules with radioactive iodine and studied the immune system, describing complement and autoimmune diseases. In the 1960s, he founded and built up the Scripps Research Institute where he worked until his retirement in 1986. "Frank was the model of the modern scientist," says Richard Lerner to the Los Angeles Times.
The Passing of Frank Dixon
Feb 12, 2008