Prior 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.

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Prior Seminars

July 19, 2018

Rohit Loomba, MD
Director, NAFLD Research Center
Director of Hepatology
Vice Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, UC San Diego

Innovations in Non-invasive Imaging Assessment of Treatment Response in NASH


June 7, 2018

Richard H. Scheuermann, Ph.D.
Director, La Jolla Campus, J. Craig Venter Institute
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, UC San Diego

Development and Application of Computational Methods for Analysis of Flow and Mass Cytometry Data: A Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Illustration


April 5, 2018

Robert Califf, MD
Former FDA Commissioner
Former Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research, Duke University

The Role of “Real World Evidence” and Big Data in Development and Assessment of Therapies


March 20, 2018

Brinda K. Rana, PhD
Associate (Adj) Professor
Department of Psychiatry & UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging

Twins in Space: Omics Studies from NASA's One-Year Mission 


December 15, 2017

Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

The Role of Immunodominant Fc Peptides in Stimulating Natural Regulatory T Cells


September 12, 2017

Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC
Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Current and Future Directions


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dr. Huong Q. Nguyen
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation

Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Science Webinar


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lisa T. Eyler, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Healthcare System

Accelerated Brain and Biological Aging in Serious Mental Illness


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Howard J. Jacob, PhD
Executive Vice President for Medical Genomics, Chief Medical Genomics Officer,
and Faculty Investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Daniel T. O’Connor Memorial Lecture: From Hypertension to Genomic Medicine


January 18, 2017

J. Craig Venter, PhD
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Human Longevity, Inc.
Co-Founder, Chairman, Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute
Human Genomics and the Future of Medicine

*Venter talk took place at the ACTRI Auditorium as part of the ACTRI Day of Translational Science


November 15, 2016

Thomas Liu, PhD
Director, Center for Functional MRI, UC San Diego

Imaging the Dynamic Restless Brain


July 23, 2016

Aaron Chang, PhD
Director, UC San Diego Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Gene List Search Engines for Large-scale Cancer Datasets


June 23, 2016

Victor Nizet, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacy, UC San Diego
Vice Chair of Research Department of Pediatrics

Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Treat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs


June 1, 2016

Jessica Hawks, MPH, MSW and Katy Sileo, MPH
Doctoral students at SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health
Rady Children's Plaza
Co-hosted by UC San Diego CTRI

Special Implementation Science Seminar
Mommy and Me Intuitively: Developing an Implementation Strategy for an Evidence-based Practice to Reduce Obesity


March 15, 2016

Dewleen Baker, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
UC San Diego

Seeking Risk and Resilience Factors for Development of PTSD: The Marine Resiliency Study


October 22, 2015

Kang Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief, Ophthalmic Genetics
UC San Diego

The Epigenetic Clock and Aging Rate


October 15, 2015

Eleazar Eskin, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Human Genetics
UCLA

Daniel T. O'Connor Inaugural Memorial Lecture: Known and Unknown Confounding in Genetic Studies


August 18, 2015

Mohit Jain, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
UC San Diego

Defining the Environmental Determinants of Human Disease 


April 23, 2015

Scott Peterson, PhD
Professor, Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases Center Program in Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla

Translational Opportunities in the Gut Microbiome to Promote Human Health


January 22, 2015

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

mHealth: Can it Transform Care and Clinical Trials


November 6, 2014

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

Gene Transfer Therapy for Heart Failure


August 21, 2014

Bradley 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

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

Kristen Jepsen
Director, IGM Genomics Center, UCSD IGM Genomics Center

Enabling Access to Genomics Technology


December 05, 2013

James A.J. Fitzpatrick, PhD
Director, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core, Staff Scientist, Salk Institute

Imaging Cells in Time and Space


September 26, 2013

Geert  W. Schmid-Schoenbein, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, Institute of Engineering Medicine, UCSD

The Autodigestion Hypothesis for Inflammation


May 16, 2013

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


February 14, 2013

Klaus Ley, MD
Division Head and Professor, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

The Autoimmune Hyphothesis in Atherosclerosis


November 1, 2012

Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD
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


August 23, 2012

Michael Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Vice President, Drug Discovery and Development, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Drug Discovery: Generating Drug Candidates to Novel Targets


June 7, 2012

Chris A. Benedict, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Immunity to Cytomegalovirus Infection....and Why You Should Care


March 7, 2012 (CANCELED)

Virgil L. Woods, Jr., MD
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


September 13, 2011

Richard L. Lieber, PhD
Vice Chair and Professor of Orthopaedics and Bioengineering, UCSD, & Koichi Masuda, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics, UCSD

High Resolution, Rutomated Analysis of Musculoskeletal Tissues


August 29, 2011

Scott Matthews, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD

Clinical Applications of Brain Imaging