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                             February 27.2018

Luskin Conference Center, UCLA

Junior Faculty Workshop (9:00 am - 11:30am) Laureate Room

Coffee and morning refreshments served from 8:30 - 9:30am

9:00 - 9:30 am                 Navigating the NIH System - how to generate a competitive new investgator R01

9:30-10:15am                  Publishing Impact Science - panel discussion including top journal editors

  • Sarah Jackson - JCI
  • Nikia Emambokus - Cell Metabolism
  • Paula Kiverstis - Science

10:15 - 11:15am              Beyond the Academy - the job market and finding the right science profession

  • Ron Margolis, PhD - Former NIH NIDDK Program Officer - Big Data Science Initatives
  • Thomas Gus Gustafson, PhD - VP - Scientific Inovation - CVM, Johnson & Johnson innovation Center
  • Cindy Hong, PhD - Senior Manager CVMED External Opportunities, Pfizer - Academia/Industry Collaboration
  • Amy Wang, PhD, MBA - MBD Captial Group, Managing Director Investment Banking - Biotech startups

11:15 - 11:30am              Questions, Answers, Discussion

; 11:30 am - 12:30pm LUNCH - Plateia Restaurant - Luskin Conference Center

DRC P&F Speakers and Invited Guests(12:30 - 5:00pm) Laureate Room

12:30 - 12:40     Welcome and Introduction        Alan Saltiel, PhD (PI)

12:40 - 12:45     The State of the DRC P & F      Peter Tontonoz, MD PhD

12:45 - 1:45       Keynote Address - Bruce Spiegelman, PhD - Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School                                                                                           Title:
Brown and Beige Fat: Basic Science and Therapeutic Potential

1:45-2:05     Philip Gordts, PhD (UCSD) – P&F Award - Genetic analysis of apoC-III in remnant lipoprotein clearance and atherosclerosis

2:05-2:25     Wenxian Fu, PhD (UCSD) - P&F Award - IL-2/IL-15Rb blockade restores immune tolerance in type 1 diabetes 

2:25-2:45     Jorge Giani, PhD (CSMC) - P&F Award - The role of angiotensin-converting enzyme in renal inflammation and sodium retention during diabetic nephropathy

2:45-3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00-3:20pm      Juyan Kim, PhD (UCSD) - P&F Award    - ER stress drives lipogenesis and steatohepatitis via Caspase-2 activation of S1P 

3:20-3:40pm       Marc Liesa-Roig, PhD (UCLA) - P&F Award - The mitochondrial transporter ABCB10 in liver drives hyperglycemia and steatosis in obesity

3:40-4:40pm      Invited DRC Speaker - Chris Glass, MD PhD – UCSD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine –    Director, Genomics and Epigenetics Core.  Title:  Nature and Nurture of Tissue Resident Macrophages

4:40-5:00pm          Closing Remarks and Instructions for PosterSession

5:00pm-7:00pm     Poster Session – Wine & Cheese Reception


UCSD-UCLA Diabetes Research Center Retreat
February 27, 2018 – 9:00am-7:00pm
UCLA Luskin Conference Center Laureate Auditorium
425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, 
California 90095 Phone: (855) 522-8252 
Driving and Parking Instructions
Take the Interstate-5 North Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway. Take the Wilshire
Boulevard exit toward Westwood (east) and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood
Boulevard (heading north) and proceed onto Westwood Plaza (the plaza is at the end of Westwood Blvd. in
the heart of the UCLA campus). The UCLA Luskin Conference Center is located on the left.
The Parking Kiosk is located 100 yards south of the Luskin Conference Center on Westwood Blvd.

Parking Options
Self-parking is available underneath the Luskin Conference Center and in UCLA Parking Structure 8,
Level 4, directly across the street from the Center. There is a convenient Pedestrian Walkway/Bridge
connecting Parking Structure 8 (on Level 3) to the Conference Center property. There is a daily fee to park
in either location.
To locate Parking Structure 8, enter the campus by heading north on Westwood Boulevard and make a left
onto the Structure 8 Driveway (located just before the Parking Information Kiosk on Westwood
Boulevard). Proceed up the ramp to Level Four and park in any of the “Pay-by-Space” parking spots. You
will need to purchase parking at a nearby Parking Kiosk.
To access the UCLA Luskin Conference Center via the Pedestrian Walkway/Bridge from Lot 8, take the
east stairs down one level (from Level 4 to Level 3) and cross over Strathmore Place. Elevator access
(located in the northeast corner of Level 3) allows access to the Conference Center via the pedestrian
crosswalk at the traffic light at the intersection of Strathmore Place and Westwood Plaza.

METABOLISM GROUP MEETINGS

Stephanie Stanford   Event Date: September 20,2017
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building Upper Auditorium
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Stephanie Stanford
  Organization:UCSD
  Department: Medicine
  Profile: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/stephanie.stanford
  Topic: Diabetes reversal by inhibition of the low-molecular-weight tyrosine    phosphatase

Peter Tontonoz   Event Date: October 18,2017
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building Upper Auditorium
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Peter Tontonoz, M.D.,Ph.D.
  Organization: UCLA
  Department: Pathology and Labratory Medicine
  Profile: http://pathology.ucla.edu/peter-tontonoz
  Topic: "The Neurobiology og Body Fat Metabolism: Lessons from C.Elegans"




Peter Tontonoz   Event Date: November 8,2017
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building Upper Auditorium
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Supriya Srinivisian, Ph.D.
  Organization: The Scripps Research Institute
  Department: Molecular Medicine
  Profile: https://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/srinivasan
  Topic: "The Neurobiology of Body Fat Metabolism:Lessons form C.Elegans"


Andrea Hevener   Event Date: December 14,2017
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building Upper Auditorium
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Andrea Hevener, Ph.D.
  Organization: UCLA
  Department: Molecular Medicine
  Profile: http://www.mbi.ucla.edu/faculty/andrea-hevener/
  Topic: Strong enough for a man,made for a woman:The impact of ERa on    mitochondrial and metabolic health

Michael Karin   Event Date: January 17,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Michael Karin, Ph.D.
  Organization: UCSD
  Department: Pharmacology
  Profile: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/michael.karin
  Topic: TBA




Richard Bergman   Event Date: February 21,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Rich Bergman, Ph.D.
  Organization: Cedars-Sinai, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
  Department: Biomedical Sciences and Medicine
  Profile: http://bio.csmc.edu/view/15002/Richard-Bergman.aspx
  Topic: TBA




Simon Schenk   Event Date: March 14,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Simon Schenk, Ph.D.
  Organization: UCSD
  Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
  Profile: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/simon.schenk
  Topic: TBA



Karen Reue   Event Date: April 18,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Karen reue, Ph.D.
  Organization: UCLA
  Department: Human Genetics
  Profile: https://labs.genetics.ucla.edu/reue/members.html
  Topic: TBA



Matthias Von Herrath   Event Date: May 16,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Matthias Von Herrath, M.D.
  Organization: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  Department: Human Genetics
  Profile: http://www.lji.org/faculty-staff/matthias-von-herrath/
  Topic: TBA


Orian Shirihai   Event Date: June 20,2018
  Time: 1PM - 2PM
  Location: TBD
  Interactive Map:https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/?id=1005&mrkIid=163876
  Speaker: Orian Shirihai, M.D.,Ph.D.
  Organization:UCLA
  Department: Medicine
  Profile: http://medschool.ucla.edu/metabolism/about
  Topic: TBA