Fourth Annual CPGLO Summit

May 30, 2019

Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Summit goals:
1.  Establish cross-disciplinary connections by promoting interactions among faculty, staff, and trainees interested in evolutionary insights and clinical applications of hypoxia research;
2.  Exchange ideas regarding integrative research efforts;
3.  Set the foundation for interdisciplinary grant proposals.

Please complete the Participant Form to register for the 2019 CPGLO Summit.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Martin Johnson House

Building T29

8840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037

7:30-8:30       Wellness Activity

8:00-8:45       Registration and Check-in

9:00-9:10       Welcome  

9:10-9:35       "Adaptation to Altitude: From Mount Everest to Machu Picchu"
                       Tatum S. Simonson, PhD
                       Assistant Professor, CPGLO Founder and Co-Director
                       Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
                       Department of Medicine
                       University of California, San Diego

9:35-10:00     "The Hypoxia Inducible Factor Pathway in Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathogenic Role of Egln1Hif-2a"
                       Jason X. -J. Yuan, MD, PhD
                       Profesor and Section Chief of Physiology
                       Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
                       Department of Medicine
                       University of California, San Diego

10:00-10:30   Break, Interactive Speed Meetings
10:30-11:00   "Fetal Hypoxia and Cardiac Programming: An Integrated -omics Approach"
                       Lubo Zhang, PhD
                       Professor & Director of the Center for Perinatal Biology
                       Division of Pharmacology School of Medicine 
                       Loma Linda University

11:00-11:30   "Molecular Mechanisms that Mediate Acute Sensing of Blood Oxygen"
                       Andy Chang, PhD
                       Assistant Professor
                       Department of Physiology
                       University of California, San Francisco

11:30-12:00   "A Single Gene Mutation May Have Helped Humans Become Optimal Long-Distance Runners"
                       Ellen C. Breen, PhD
                       Associate Research Scientist
                       Divison of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Section of Physiology
                       University of California, San Diego

12:00-1:00     Lunch 
                       (12:30-1:00 Optional Lunch and Learn: "Accessing -Omics Resources at UC San Diego" 
                       Amanda Birmingham, Acting Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics)

1:00-2:00      Short Presentations

2:00-2:45       Clinical Implications of Hypoxemia

2:45-3:00       Break   

3:00-3:30       CPGLO Co-Directors Discussion

3:30-4:00       "Lessons from Tibet"  Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, Jigme Lingpa Center San Diego

4:00-5:00       Happy Hour Poster Session

Parking and Shuttle Information

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Shuttle  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Shuttle provides free service between the main UC San Diego campus and the Martin Johnson House at SIO.  The shuttle runs counterclockwise from the Mandeville Auditorium on main campus to SIO every 15 minutes for most of the day (every 30 minutes between 6:30pm and 9pm).  Look for the "S" sign on the shuttle dashboard.  Exit from the Shuttle at the Fisheries Stop, just west of Parking Lot P014. Walk north to the stair case that heads towards the ocean. Staying outside the buildings, follow the stairs to ground level, past Isaac's Hall on the right, and veer left towards Martin Johnson House (T29) Building 8840. You may also exit the shuttle, walk north to Biological Grade, and head south down the road towards the ocean and onto a path along the coast to the Martin Johnson House.

Parking near Scripps Institute of Oceanography  Very limited UCSD A and B parking permit spots are available at P011, P012, P013 and directly across the Fisheries Shuttle Stop in P014.  A few participants have volunteered to drive people from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) back to cars parked on main campus following dinner Monday evening. Please email if you are interested in a ride back up the hill. SIO Shuttle services are also available until 9pm (see above).

Street parking may be found on public streets adjacent to the SIO campus (on La Jolla Shores Drive) or at La Jolla Shores Beach/Kellogg Park, a short walk to the Scripps campus. Please take note of parking restrictions (e.g., short term, one-hour parking); full day parking is difficult to find.

Weather in La Jolla, CA

Please bring layers as some events will take place outside in the cool ocean breeze.

Spring 2019 Physiology Seminar Series

Visit the Division of Physiology site for the full seminar schedule.

Please continue to check the website regarding 2019 events.


​Third Annual CPGLO Summit

April 20, 2018

Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Friday, April 20, 2018

Martin Johnson House

Building T29

8840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037

7:30-8:30       Wellness Activity

8:00-8:45       Registration and Check-in

8:45-9:00       Welcome from CPGLO Co-Directors 
                      Opening remarks: John West, MD, PhD, DSc, Emeritus Professor
                      Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

9:00-9:20     "Atmospheric oxygen" discussion
                      Jeff Severinghaus, PhD, Professor, Geosciences Research Division
                      Scripps Institution of Oceanography
                      (PDF)(link) Martin, et al. 2016

10:20-10:40    "Blood oxygen affinity: does it matter?"
                       Tobias Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Bioscience - Zoophysiology
                       Aarhus University

10:40-11:00    "Blood flow, microcapillaries, and hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) target gene products
                        of Sherpas and lowlanders residing at 3800m in Nepal"
                       Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor, 
                       Department of Anthropology
                       Case Western Reserve University

11:00-11:20    Break

11:20-11:40    "Chronic mountain sickness in Andean highlanders"
                       Francisco Villafuerte, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology
                       Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

11:40-12:00    "Genomic investigations of physiological adaptation in highland deer mice"
                       Zac Cheviron, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
                       University of Montana 

12:00-1:00     Lunch 
                       (Optional Science Friday radio hour: Diving Deep To Appreciate The Spleen with Melissa Ilardo
                       and Cynthia Beall)
                       (12:30-1:00 Optional Lunch and Learn: "Accessing 'omics resources at UC San Diego" 
                       Kristen Jepsen, PhD, Director of the Institute of Genomic Medicine)

1:00-2:00        Short Presentations

2:00-2:30        "The ecology of transdisciplinary team science"
                       Dan Stokols, PhD, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior;
                       Urban Planning and Public Policy, School of Social Ecology; and Program in Public Health, 
                       College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine

2:30-2:45       Break

2:45-3:30       Grant Session and Discussion with Sharon Franks, PhD, Office of Research Affairs/Research Proposal
                       Development Service

3:30-4:00       "Transcriptome profiling of the severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension"
                       Jason Yuan, MD, PhD, Professor, Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences
                       University of Arizona

4:00-5:00       Happy Hour Poster Session

5:00-5:30       Closing Discussion; Post-Summit Opportunities