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Tuesday, January 23

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Title: "Dissecting the Neural Circuits that Mediate Motivated Behavior"
Speaker: Garret Stuber, PhD, Associate Professor, Depts. of Psychiatry and Cell Biology & Physiology, Director – Neuroscience Curriculum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Lisa Stowers, PhD
Sponsor: NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium , 3528 General Atomics Court

Monday, January 29

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: "The conformational underpinnings of tau prion aggregation and strain identity"
Speaker: Marc Diamond, M.D., Director of Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases Deputy Head of Department of Biology Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Neuroscience UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Drs. Jeffery W. Kelly & Sandra Encalada
Sponsor: Department of Molecular Medicine
Location: Committee Lecture Hall, MB Building, TSRI

Tuesday, February 6

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: The 2018 Frank J. Dixon Memorial Lecture: "Cancer neoantigens as targets for natural and therapeutic anti-tumor responses"
Speaker: Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Location: Auditorium at TSRI - 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego
Notes: Reception to follow in the Faculty Club. For directions and inquiries, please contact

Friday, February 9

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Welcome by Professor Dale Boger, PhD, Full speaker list linked below
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI
Notes: Speaker information:

Tuesday, February 13

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Title: The Bernard Fields Lectures on Microbial Pathogenesis

  • Stephen P. Goff, Ph.D., Higgins Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY. Presenting: “Transcriptional Silencing of Retroviral DNAs in Embryonic Cells”
  • Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D., The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Presenting: "New Insights into Pathogenesis by Emerging RNA Viruses"

Host: Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D.
Sponsor: The Bernard Fields Memorial Lecture Fund, The Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture Fund, and the Pathogenesis Affinity Group
Location: The Committee Lecture Hall (MBB2N), Skaggs Molecular Biology Building
Notes: Reception to follow in the Faculty Club

Friday, February 16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Presidential Lecture: “Regulation of Ion Channel Gating”
Speaker: Roderick MacKinnon, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate Professor, The Rockefeller University Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: The Scripps Research Institute
Sponsor: Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Monday, February 26

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: "Epigenetic Regulation of HIV Latency"
Speaker: Melanie Ott, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology, Gladstone Scientific Officer for Mentoring, and Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Susana Valente
Sponsor: Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Location: Simulcast CA and FL

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST) - VTC to W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST) - Classroom B159 - Scripps Florida

Tuesday, February 27

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: "Fifty Years of Smelling Sulfur: From the Chemistry of Garlic to the Molecular Basis for Olfaction"
Speaker: Eric Block, Ph.D., University at Albany, Department of Chemistry
Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Chemistry Department
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, March 1

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Title: 11th Annual – Future of Genomic Medicine
Speaker: Full speaker list on website
Host: Scripps Translational Science Institute
Location: Scripps Seaside Forum
Notes: Course overview:

Jupiter, FL

See also Florida Public Events. For more seminar information, see the Florida Seminars Page.