More than 35 ambassadors representing countries across four continents toured Scripps Research June 17, 2019 to learn more about San Diego’s biomedical research sector as part of a three-day U.S. State Department-sponsored visit called Experience America. The diplomats, representing countries from Albania to Uzbekistan, heard from Scripps Research scientists who are developing new medicines and international partnerships to improve lives around the world, in some cases directly altering medical care and disease prevention in the countries from which the ambassadors hail. The ambassadors toured Scripps Research’s state-of-the-art scientific facilities, including the cryo-electron microscopy facility and the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, the institute’s top 10 ranked graduate program.

During their stay, the diplomats heard how research, technology and entrepreneurship are transforming the region and powering innovation that changes and improves individuals, countries and societies.