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Thursday, July 27

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: Vesicular trafficking in innate immunity and lysosomal disorders: from mechanisms to translation
Speaker: Sergio Catz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine, TSRI
Host: Jeffery Kelly, Ph.D.
Location: MBB2N - The Committee Lecture Hall

4:00 p.m. EDT, Conference Room B158, Scripps Florida

Monday, July 31

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Title: Ph.D. Thesis Presentation: “Correcting Metabolic Disturbances in Disease: Part 1 – Enhancing Acetylcholine Synthesis in Alzheimer’s Disease; Part 2 – Depleting Lipid Building-Blocks in Cardiovascular Disease”
Speaker: Jeremy Mason
Advisor: William R. Roush, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: Graduate Office Large Conference Room
Notes: 11:00 a.m. EDT, Classroom A116, Scripps Florida

Tuesday, August 1

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Ph.D. Thesis Presentation: “The OCRE Domain, Structure and Function”
Speaker: Bryan Martin
Host: Kurt Wüthrich, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Deadly Antibodies and Molecular Chaperones – On amyloid formation and the influence of BiP on antibody folding
Speaker: Johannes Buchner, Ph.D., Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany
Host: Jeffery W. Kelly, Ph.D. & R. Luke Wiseman, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Molecular Medicine
Location: MBB2N - The Committee Lecture Hall

Friday, August 4

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Bimetallic Catalysis for C-C and C-X Bond Formation
Speaker: Neal Mankad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago
Host: Keary Engle, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Monday, August 7

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: Pfizer Oncology Lecture in Medicinal Chemistry: "Drug Discovery in Academia: Some Success Stories”
Speaker: Michael E. Jung, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, UCLA
Host: Benjamin Cravatt, Ph.D., and Dale Boger, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Depts. of Molecular Medicine & Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

2:00 EDT, Classroom B158, 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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