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Adenoviruses are the cause of Healey Heads New Procurement


									                                                                                                                Vol. 53 - No. 42                 December 10, 1999
                                                                                                                BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

                      Anderson, Mangel Patent Will Advance Anti-Viral Research
                                                                                      A    denoviruses are the cause of
                                                                                             several illnesses in humans,
                                                                                   including conjunctivitis, diarrhea, and
                                                                                                                              adenovirus proteinase, as well as
                                                                                                                              methods for introducing the enzyme
                                                                                                                              into cells and for making antibodies
                                                                                   some common colds (see Brookhaven          that react with it.
                                                                                   Bulletin, November 19, 1999). While           With this work, the possibility of
                                                                                   infections usually are self-limiting,      developing safe and effective antiviral
                                                                                   they can be life-threatening in very       drugs for human use has moved one
                                                                                   young or immuno-compromised indi-          step forward.
    Wally Mangel                                                                   viduals.                                      Recently, viral proteinases have
   (left) and Carl                                                                    Developing ways to interfere with       been targeted by the pharmaceutical
 Anderson, both                                                                    these infections became easier because     industry in new anti-viral drug thera-
   of the Biology                                                                  of work patented last August 10* by        pies. The Anderson-Mangel patents
Department, are                                                                    Carl Anderson and Wally Mangel of          may enable similar targeting against
      looking at a                                                                 Brookhaven’s Biology Department.           adenoviral infection.
     model of the                                                                     Researchers have known that                The adenovirus proteinase enzyme,
 type of organic                                                                   adenoviruses have a potential Achil-       whose structure was determined at
        compound                                                                   les’ heel — an enzyme they produce         atomic resolution in 1996 by Mangel
  (BZIPAR) they                                                                    called adenovirus proteinase, which is     and Biology colleagues Bob Sweet and
   used to detect                                                                  required to make new infectious virus      Bill McGrath, using facilities at the
   the activity of                                                                 particles.                                 National Synchrotron Light Source,
 the adenovirus                                                                       But the enzyme exists in low con-       may also have applications in
       proteinase.                                                                 centration in virus particles, so get-     bioprocessing.
                                                                                   ting enough to study for drug develop-        — Liz Seubert with Karen McNulty
                                                                                   ment or other potential uses has been
                                                                                                                              *Note: this patent, U.S. Patent No.
                                                                                   impractical.                               5,935,840, is the second in Anderson and
                                                                                      Now, however, Anderson and Man-         Mangel’s adenovirus proteinase patent
                                                                                   gel have developed a way to make           series. The first, U.S. Patent 5,543,264,
                                                                                   abundant quantities of recombinant         was issued in 1996.

Healey Heads New Procurement & Property Management Division
 A       s announced by Brian Sack,
          Assistant Laboratory Direc-
tor for Finance & Administration, the
Administrative Support Division has
been dissolved. The Supply & Materiel
Division (SMD), which includes Prop-
erty, Traffic, Inventory, and Stock-
rooms, has merged with the Division
of Contracts & Procurement (DCP) to              Gathered
form the Procurement & Property Man-       outside Build-
agement Division, headed by Mary-              ing T89 are
Faith Healey. Mike Guacci, who headed     members of the
SMD for the past 15 years, is retiring      new Procure-
after more than 39 years at BNL.            ment & Prop-
   Tony Salvo, the DCP Deputy Man-          erty Manage-
ager, will be the Deputy for Science &     ment Division,
Technology Support which encom-                 headed by
passes scientific and office support          Mary-Faith
                                                                                                                                                                          photos by Roger Stoutenburgh

contracts, the Small/Small Disadvan-      Healey, (center
taged Business Program and admin-         back, sixteenth
istrative/customer-support activities.        from right).
David Dale will be the Deputy for Site    Mike Guacci is
& Operations Support Activities,           at the left end
which encompasses operations sup-           corner of the
port contracts, property, inventory and   stair rail, Tony
commercial procurements, and traffic.      Salvo, middle-
   Also, Staff Services, headed by Ron       back left, on
Manning, who is responsible for Trans       the first step.
                 (continued on page 2)

    350th Brookhaven Lecture: Lab                      Historian Robert Crease Reviews ISABELLE Story
       W      hen was the last time that the
             troubles and controversy surrounding a
    key BNL facility led to a major setback for U.S.
                                                         the facility was ISABELLE, precursor to the
                                                         Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
                                                            ISABELLE was a 400 x 400 GeV (billion
                                                                                                               Crease, author of Making Physics: a Biogra-
                                                                                                            phy of Brookhaven National Laboratory 1946-
                                                                                                            1972, is a professor of philosophy at the State
    science? The answer is in the early 1980s, and       electron volts) colliding beam accelerator envi-   University of New York at Stony Brook (USB).
                                                         sioned in 1971, approved in 1977, and termi-       Other books include Peace and War: Reflections
                                                         nated in 1983. The story eventually had a happy    on a Life at the Frontiers of Science, with the late
                                                         ending, for the Lab used the completed tunnel      theoretical physicist Robert Server; The Play of
                                                         and many of ISABELLE’s ideas as a basis for        Nature: Experimentation as Performance; and
                                                         proposing and landing the RHIC project.            The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in
                                                            But along the way, ISABELLE’s changing          Twentieth-Century Physics, with Charles C.
                                                         fortunes brought BNL some difficult years.         Mann. Crease is also involved with Project WISE
                                                            In the 350th Brookhaven Lecture, the last of    (Women in Science & Engineering), a joint BNL
                                                         the millennium and the year of RHIC’s commis-      and USB enterprise.
                                                         sioning, Lab Historian Robert Crease will relate      Coffee and cookies will be served in the lobby
                                                         ISABELLE’s ups and downs in: “Quenched! The        before the lecture and refreshments offered af-
                                                         ISABELLE Story.”                                   terwards. Those who wish to join the lecturer for
                                                            The lecture will be given on Wednesday, De-     dinner at a restaurant off site that evening should
                                                         cember 15, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall, when         call Liz Seubert, Ext. 2346, by noon on Wednes-
      Robert Crease                                      Crease will be introduced by Lab Director John     day, December 15, for information or to make a
                                                         Marburger.                                         reservation.                         — Liz Seubert
Brookhaven Bulletin                                                                                                                                                          December 10, 1999

DOE Honors BNL’s Educational Achievers From Diverse Groups
                                                                                                                                                          pursuing a Ph.D. in biopsychology at
 F      our BNL employees and two
        summer students recently re-
ceived federal awards for outstanding
                                                                                                                                                          the State University of New York at
                                                                                                                                                          Stony Brook.
achievements in DOE-sponsored edu-                                                                                                                           “As a child, I was challenged by
cation programs organized at the Lab                                                                                                                      economic circumstances,” he says. “I’m
by the Office of Educational Programs                                                                                                                     attempting to break free by pursuing
(OEP).                                                                                                             (From left)                            an excellent education. The opportu-
   At the first-ever Federal Hispanic                                                                           BNL’s Onarae                              nities afforded me at BNL have helped
Heritage Month Excellence Awards,                                                                                 Rice, Renée                             me further my goals. No matter what
Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson                                                                                 Flack, and                            challenges a person may face,
presented awards to: Kimberly                                                                                        Kimberly                             underrepresented or not, he or she
Pellechi, a Biology Department asso-                                                                            Pellechi, with                            must seek out opportunities and seize
ciate; Onarae Rice, an associate scien-                                                                              Mow Lin                              them. Besides, challenge breeds char-
tist in the Medical Department; and                                                                           (not in picture)                            acter,” he adds.
Peter Soo, a metallurgist in the De-                                                                                 attended
                                                                                                                        DOE’s                             Kimberly Pellechi, Medical
partment of Advanced Technology
(DAT). The awards were instituted to                                                                               September                                 Kimberly Pellechi came to Medical
recognize contributions to U.S. his-                                                                                   Awards                             through OEP as an ERULF research
tory and culture made by Hispanic                                                                                Ceremony in                              intern. Pellechi has virtually complete
Americans and other underrepre-                                                                                  Washington,                              hearing loss, yet she was able to ex-
sented groups.                                                                                                            D.C.                            ceed the expectations of her research
   The presentations took place in                                                                                                                        assignment, which dealt with gene
September in Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                             sequencing. With encouragement from
   That same day, another ceremony              “Determination, dedication, commit-       knowledge that they can use. The ex-                            Brenda Laster, then in Medical,
was held, sponsored by DOE’s Direc-             ment — these are terms that describe      perience also opens their eyes to other                         Pellechi pursued a career in the life
tor of Office of Science, Martha Krebs.         our honorees and their achievements.      fields that they might not have thought                         sciences. Supported by BNL’s Diver-
On this occasion, Mow Lin, a chemist            BNLers should be extremely proud.”        to pursue.”                                                     sity Office and Biology, she has been
                                                                                                                                                          working in Biology for John Dunn.
                                                Peter Soo, DAT                            Onarae Rice, Medical                                               In recalling some of her earlier ex-
    “. . . break free by pursu-                    Award winner Peter Soo was recog-         Onarae Rice first came to BNL in                             periences, Pellechi noted, “When I
  ing an excellent education.                   nized for his outstanding work as a       1995 as a SERS student intern. He                               graduated from college, I faced job
  The opportunities afforded                    mentor to many students over the          worked with Seiichi Yasumura in the                             discrimination because I am deaf.
  me at BNL have helped me                      years in the Science & Engineering        Medical Department, joining Medical                             When I got a job offer from BNL, it
                                                Research Program (SERS) and En-           as an associate scientist in 1996. In                           changed my life. I have worked very
  further my goals.”                            ergy Research Undergraduate Labo-         one project, in conjunction with doc-                           hard to prove to the hearing commu-
                                                ratory Fellowship (ERULF) programs.       tors from St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospi-                           nity that deaf people can do anything.
in the Department of Applied Science            This past summer, he mentored Jason       tal in Manhattan, Rice and colleagues
(DAS), and two summer intern stu-               Sese, a Hispanic student from the         monitor the elemental body composi-
dents, Abdelrahim Mansour and                   University of Maryland, training him      tion of patients who are HIV-positive.                              “My advice to people
Natalia Saldarriaga, were honored for           to use advanced analytic equipment           “For instance,” explains Rice, “when                           from underrepresented
their achievements in the DOE Com-              to monitor the aging of electric cables   we monitor the nitrogen and potas-                                groups is, never give up.
munity College Institute for Biotech-           used in nuclear power plants.             sium content in a patient’s body, doc-                            There are many doors to go
nology, Environmental Sciences &                   Says Soo, “I find mentoring young      tors can use the information and
Computing program, known as CCI.                people very fulfilling. When the kids     modify the patient’s diet to offset the                           through.”
OEP’s Educational Programs Admin-               first come here, they don’t know too      wasting away that can accompany
istrator Renée Flack accompanied the            much. By the time they leave, they        AIDS.”                                                          My advice to people from under-
honorees to Washington. Said Flack,             have confidence and some technical           Rice, who is African-American, is                            represented groups is, never give up.
                                                                                                                                                          There are many doors to go through.”
                                                                                                                                                             Next year, Pellechi plans to pursue
                                                                                                                                                          a Master’s degree in computer science
P&PM Division                       (cont’d)
                                                                                                                                                          at Hofstra University.
portation and Fleet Management,
Food Services, Conference Support,                                                                                                                        Mow Lin, DAS
the Travel Office, and Housing, now                                                                                                                          DAS Chemist Mow Lin was hon-
reports directly to Sack.                                                                                                                                 ored by DOE for his exceptional con-
   On announcing the changes in June,                                                                                                                     tribution in mentoring three students
Assistant Director Sack had also ex-                                                                                                                      this summer. Lin’s work on environ-
pressed his appreciation of Lance                                                                                                                         mentally friendly technologies has
Warren of the Plant Engineering Di-                                                                                                                       included developing strains of bacte-
vision “whose leadership and efforts                                                                                                                      ria that can clean toxic waste from
as the interim Head of ASD from sum-                                                                                                                      geothermal sludge and brine, and other
mer 1998 through mid-June were in-                                                                                                                        biocatalysts that help extract and pu-
valuable.”                                                                                                                                                rify heavy crude oil.
   Said Healey, “We have developed a                                                                                                                         Says Lin, “I enjoy teaching stu-
comprehensive merger plan which will                                                                                                                      dents at all levels and feel rewarded
result in better customer service, im-                                                                                                                    when I hear that later that they com-
proved operational efficiency, signifi-                                                                                                                   pleted a Ph.D. in science or medicine
cant cost savings, and resource reallo-                                                                                                                   or won an award. I often have several
                                                                                                                                     Roger Stoutenburgh

cation. This is a win/win strategy for                                                                                                                    summer students at one time, so I
our staff and the Laboratory.”                                                                                                                            teach them some things together, such
   Healey explained that the merger                                                                                                                       as how to do a literature search. Then
plan includes reduction in the current                                                                                                                    I help them set up their own experi-
BNL stockroom inventory by approxi-                                                                                                                       ments, so that they have a real project
mately 65 percent to match current                                                                                                                        completed at the end of their six or
needs, procurement of commercial                                                                                                                          seven weeks here.”
supplies and services through indefi-
nite delivery or indefinite quantity
                                                The United Way Still Needs You                                                                            Students Mansour, Saldarriaga
contracts, and introduction of Web-
based catalogs.
   “We will also reestablish central
                                                  J     ust over two weeks into this
                                                       year’s United Way campaign,
                                                BNL employees are showing that the
                                                                                          tion to United Way agencies or for our
                                                                                          own holiday raffle/Chinese auction.
                                                                                             The raffle/auction will be held on
                                                                                                                                                             Abdelrahim Mansour and Natalia
                                                                                                                                                          Saldarriaga, the two summer intern
                                                                                                                                                          students, participated in CCI. BNL is
receiving with twice-daily distribution         spirit of giving is alive and well.       December 15 and 16 at lunchtime in                              the lead laboratory in this multi-lab
around the Lab, and continue to im-                The campaign has raised $88,882        the lobby of the cafeteria.                                     pilot program designed for outstand-
prove the property management pro-              so far with only 15 percent of employ-       Prizes like floral arrangements, gift                        ing students from regional commu-
gram through streamlining and tech-             ees (460 people) contributing. Dozens     certificates, wine baskets and small                            nity colleges. Mansour, who was
nology updates,” said Healey. “The              of others have signed up as volunteers    appliances will be on display both days                         mentored by Mark Miller, Medical
changes, which will take one to two             to help distribute donated toys, pack-    while the raffle tickets used to bid for                        Department, and Saldarriaga,
years to complete, are expected to save         age food for the needy and paint, land-   these prizes are sold.                                          mentored by Lin, were each recog-
from $825,000 to $1,000,000 annu-               scape, and otherwise fix up facilities       The final drawing will be held on                            nized for their contributions to their
ally.”                  — Liz Seubert           that serve countless Long Islanders.      December 16 at 5:15 p.m. Bidders need                           programs.
                                                   “Just imagine what we’d accom-         not be present to win. All monies col-                             Each year OEP, in collaboration
                                                plish with 100 percent participation!”    lected will benefit the United Way of                           with other BNL organizations, admin-
                                                says Patti Bender, this year’s Fund       Long Island.                                                    isters science education programs for
Arrivals & Departures                           Drive Chair. “There is still time to         For more information see http://                             students and teachers sponsored by
              Arrivals                          turn in your pledge forms and/or sign,                              DOE, New York State, and various
Peter A. Steinberg ............... Chemistry    up as a volunteer.”                       or contact Patti Bender, Ext. 3145,                             educational institutions.
Zongren Zhang ..................... Chemistry      Another way to give: Donate new,, or Beth Blevins, Ext.                              For more information, see http://
             Departures                         unused gifts or other items, for ex-      5530,                                gov.
None                                            ample, tools or clothing, for distribu-                        — Karen McNulty                            — Ann Ferrar Dusak with Liz Seubert
Brookhaven Bulletin                                                                                                                                                                      December 10, 1999

BERA Toy Drive
   Help swell BNL contributions to
                                                              Hey, Gift Givers, Has BERA Ideas in Store for You!
Brookhaven Town’s Toy Drive. Until                               As Andrea Dehler indicates in the
December 17, bring new toys for in-                           photo (right), there’s a lot of stuff in
fants through teenagers to the BERA                           the BERA store that can help fill a
Sales Office, Berkner Hall, Tuesday                           stocking. T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats,
through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                           BNL mugs, frisbees, BNL paper-
                                                              weights, pens, pencils — all these,
                                                              plus film, balloons and cards are avail-
                                                              able for those last-minute gifts.
  Counterintelligence                                            Visit the BERA store from 9:30 to
  Presentation 12/13                                          1:30, Tuesday to Friday. For more
                                                              information, call Dehler, Ext. 3347.
  On Monday, December 13, in
  Berkner Hall, from 3:15 to 5                                BERA Toy Fair Today
  p.m., all are invited to a Spe-
  cial Presentation on Counter-                               Book Fair Next Week
  intelligence Activities, to be
                                                                  Solve some last-minute gift buying
  made by General Oleg Kalugin,
                                                              at the BERA-sponsored Discovery edu-
  retired Russian KGB officer,
                                                              cational toy fair in Berkner Hall to-
  now DOE consultant.
                                                              day, Friday, December 10, 10 a.m.-3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Roger Stoutenburgh
                                                                  Next Friday, December 17, the
No Bulletins 12/24, 31                                        BERA Book Fair will offer a variety of
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