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Tuesday, August 15

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Title: Ph.D. Thesis Presentation: "Strategies for the Concise Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products"
Speaker: Pei Gan
Host: Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: Graduate Office, TSRI
Notes: 1 p.m. EDT, Classroom B158, Scripps Florida

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Ph.D. Thesis Presentation: "Rational development and biophysical analysis of medically-relevant peptides"
Speaker: Erika Olson
Advisor: Philip E. Dawson, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Wednesday, August 16

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Title: Modeling Human Biology, Drug Response, and Progressive Liver Disease using 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissue
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne E. Carter, Organovo Holdings Inc., San Diego
Host: Jonathan Lockner
Sponsor: American Chemical Society, San Diego
Location: MBB - Committee Lecture Hall

Monday, September 11

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: Bicoastal Departmental Seminar: “The Revolution will be Compartmentalized: Synthesis and Analytical Technology for Democratized Drug Discovery”
Speaker: Brian Paegel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Scripps Florida
Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Chemistry
Location: MBB2N - The Committee Lecture Hall

4:00 PM (EDT), Classroom B159, Scripps Florida

Tuesday, September 19

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Jill P. Mesirov, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences; Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD
Host: Andrew Su, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Structure & Computation Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Friday, September 22

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: The Larry Parsons Seminar: TBA
Speaker: Igor Spigelman, Ph.D., Professor, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Marisa Roberto, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Larry Parsons Seminar Series
Location: SP3040, first floor conference room

Wednesday, September 27

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Distinguished Cell & Molecular Biology Lecture Series: "Understanding and modeling aging"
Speaker: Anne Brunet, Ph.D., Michele and Timothy Barakett Professor of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Host: Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Sponsor: CMBAG
Location: MBB2N - The Committee Lecture Hall

Thursday, October 5

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: DIGIMED17 – Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-Driven Digital Medicine
Speaker: This list will be updated as speaker biographies become available.
Host: The Scripps Translational Science Institute
Sponsor: Academic Partners include TSRI, Scripps, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the CTSA National Consortium
Location: Scripps Seaside Forum
Notes: A thoughtful exploration of the clinical evidence necessary to drive the widespread uptake of digital health solutions will be the focus of Scripps Translational Science Institute’s 2017 Digital Medicine conference. Currently, there is a shortage of clinical trial data investigating the role of digital medicine, although this evidence is critically necessary if it is to achieve its potential to transform care. There is a clear need for a forum to present, discuss and debate existing evidence and how to best obtain it in order to accelerate change. This one-of-its-kind, interactive conference will be led by a faculty composed of leaders in this burgeoning field, with a mix of developers, investigators and providers. The principal goal of the conference is to jumpstart efforts to drive the widespread incorporation of evidence-based digital medicine solutions for more-personalized, individual-centric care to improve outcomes, advance satisfaction and decrease costs. More at:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Rebek-Sessler Lectureship: "Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Model Studies and Biostructural Investigations of Protein-Ligand Interactions"
Speaker: François Diederich, Ph.D., Professor of Organic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland
Host: Julius Rebek, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Tuesday, October 10

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: TBA
Speaker: Kristen Johnson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Biology, The California Institute for Biomedical Research
Host: Anton Maximov, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

Tuesday, October 17

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: DNC Neuroscience Symposium 2017
Speaker: TBA
Host: Lisa Stowers, Ph.D. & Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
Location: DNC Auditorium

Friday, October 20

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Gilbert Kirouac, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, University of Manitoba, Canada
Host: Remi Martin-Fardon, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Larry Parsons Seminar Series
Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


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