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.

Lectures are held on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus, Leichtag Building, first floor conference room OR at the east campus in the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Auditorium. Light refreshments are served.

Click here for a list of past seminars.

Upcoming Seminars

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Daniel T. O’Connor Annual Memorial Lecture: Genetics, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Colloquium

Helen Hobbs, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


​Leichtag Auditorium
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Need for Better Data on Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH
Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings
Professor, Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology
Department of Pediatrics
UC San Diego


Register Online

​ACTRI Building

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