One of the reasons for establishing the JLSI on the MacArthur campus was to enhance collaborations with The Scripps Research Institute. The success of this endeavor is illustrated by a number of publications in the past year. In the past year alone there have been at least 7 joint publications between The Scripps Research Institute and FAU. These publications involve 11 faculty; 5 at FAU and 6 at Scripps. The projects have a common theme in exploring the development and function of the nervous system using genetic and molecular methods.