ACTRI Seminar Series

The ACTRI Seminar Series serves clinicians, scientists, scholars and trainees at UC San Diego and our Partner/Affiliated Institutions by providing lectures and workshops on a broad range of clinical and translational research topics, including cutting-edge clinical and translational research methodologies and applications. The seminars provide a strong venue for networking and developing and advancing collaborations. Speakers include local and outside invited national and international leaders in their fields. Seminar presentations are posted on the ACTRI website to serve as further educational material.

Light refreshments are served.

​Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Abstract. Our group is using viral genomics, computational biology, and immunological approaches to gain insights into how viruses emerge, spread, and evolve in human populations. We have applied our approach of "genomic epidemiology" to the study of multiple severe human pathogens, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, Ebola virus, and Lassa virus. Via these studies, we have, for example, shown how Zika virus were introduced into the United States multiple times from the Caribbean, and how Ebola virus spread during the West African epidemic while undergoing adaptive evolution.

Kristian G. Andersen, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Infectious Disease Genomics, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
California Campus

Scripps Research Joint Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Director of Infectious Disease Genomics, Translational Research Institute
Faculty, Graduate Program

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Paul J. Mills, PhD

​ACTRI Building, First-Floor Auditorium
University of California San Diego
9452 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Click here for a list of past seminars.

Seminar Highlights:

March 20, 2018
Twins in Space: Omics Studies from NASA's One-Year Mission w/Brinda K. Rana, Phd

Twins in Space: Omics Studies from NASA's One-Year Mission
ACTRI seminar attendees packed the Leichtag Auditorium on March 20, 2018 to hear the “Twins in Space: Omics Studies from NASA’s One-Year Mission” talk by UC San Diego associate professor Brinda K. Rana, PhD. –Photo by Paul Mills, PhD