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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) carries out basic biomedical research at its campuses in San Diego, California and Jupiter, Florida, and grants Ph.D. degrees in chemistry and biology through its Kellogg School of Science and Technology.
The Institute should not be confused with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography; the two are not affiliated.
TSRI is a private, non-profit organization, funded by the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health, by pharmaceutical manufacturers, and by individual and foundation grants.
TSRI's predecessor institution, the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, was founded in San Diego in 1924 by the philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. In 1946 it expanded, broadened its research mission, and changed its name to the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. The current name was adopted in 1991, and a new campus in Jupiter, Florida, was established in 2003.