Michael Marletta is scheduled to start as president of The Scripps Research Institute on Jan. 1. On Nov. 5, the institute plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary since Frank Dixon laid the groundwork for the world-recognized facility that Scripps has become.

Michael Marletta is scheduled to start as president of The Scripps Research Institute on Jan. 1. On Nov. 5, the institute plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary since Frank Dixon laid the groundwork for the world-recognized facility that Scripps has become. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

The Scripps Research Institute’s incoming president, Michael Marletta, has much in common with Frank Dixon, who was credited with starting the transformation of a small La Jolla diabetes clinic into the world-recognized biomedical research facility that Scripps has become...

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