TRT Quarterly Seminar Series

The purpose of the TRT Division’s Quarterly Seminar Series is to foster clinical and translational research by providing clinicians and scientists at UCSD and our Partner Institutions education on cutting-edge clinical and translational research methodologies and applications. The Seminar Series is also a venue for directors of individual cores and services to discuss the scientific bases of their resources and how they can be more fully utilized. The seminars include presentations describing how services were integrated into protocols, as well as presentations of exciting new technologies that are being considered for inclusion in the Biomarker Laboratory and Affiliated resources. Practical issues are discussed, such as sample handling, labeling, and processing; approaches to data acquisition and manipulation; and critical information on confidentiality and privacy.

Please check the list below for upcoming lectures. The list also contains prior lectures with links to related content.

Lectures are held on the UCSD School of Medicine campus, Leichtag Building, first floor conference room. Light refreshments are served.

Upcoming Seminars

January 22, 2015; 2:30-3:30 PM

Steven Steinhubl, MD, Director of Digital Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute, Scripps Health, La Jolla.

mHealth: Can it Transform Care and Clinical Trial


Prior Seminars

November 6, 2014; 3:00-4:00 PM

Barry H. Greenberg, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program, UCSD

Gene Transfer Therapy for Heart Failure Presentation Slides

August 21, 2014; 3:00-4:00 PMBradley S. Moore, PhD, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Director, Scripps Center for Oceans and Human Health

Mining Microbial Genomes for New Natural Product Drug Leads

May 15, 2014; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Larry Goldstein, PhD, UCSD Distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Department of Neurosciences; Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program; Scientific Director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine; Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
Using Pluripotent Stem Cells to Understand and Treat Alzheimer's Disease

February 27, 2014; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Kristen Jepsen, Director, IGM Genomics Center, UCSD IGM Genomics Center
Enabling Access to Genomics Technology. Presentation Slides

December 05, 2013; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

James A.J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, Director, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core, Staff Scientist, Salk Institute
Imaging cells in time and space. Presentation Slides

September 26, 2013; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Geert  W. Schmid-Schoenbein, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, Institute of Engineering Medicine, UCSD
The Autodigestion Hypothesis for Inflammation. Presentation Slides

May 16, 2013; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Ramesh Rao, PhD, Director, UCSD Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CaliT2), Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Telecommunications and Information Technology
Ubiquitous Sensing for Somatic Studies. Presentation Slides

February 14, 2013; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Klaus Ley, MD, Division Head and Professor, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
The Autoimmune Hyphothesis in Atherosclerosis. Presentation Slides

November 1, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Alessandra Franco, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD
Natural regulatory T cells recognize the heavy constant region (FC) of immunoglobulins: a novel mechanism for IVIG immunotherapy in pediatric immune-mediated diseases. Presentation Slides 

August 23, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Michael Jackson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Vice President, Drug Discovery and Development, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Drug Discovery: Generating drug candidates to novel targets. Presentation Slides

June 7, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Chris A. Benedict, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Immunity to cytomegalovirus infection....and why you should care. Presentation Slides

March 7, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 PM (CANCELED)

Virgil L. Woods, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology Division, UCSD
Acceleration of Translational Investigation with Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry (DXMS).

November 8, 2011; 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Elizabeth A. Komives, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Biology
New approaches to Clinical Proteomics. Presentation Slides

September 13, 2011; 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Richard L. Lieber, PhD, Vice Chair and Professor of Orthopaedics and Bioengineering, UCSD, & Koichi Masuda, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics, UCSD
High resolution, automated analysis of musculoskeletal tissues. Presentation Slides

August 29, 2011; 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Scott Matthews, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD
Clinical Applications of Brain Imaging. Presentation Slides