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The Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) aims to maximize information from highly informative but currently separate social and biological (e.g., physiological, anthropological, 'omic, clinical) research to improve the quality of life in diverse human populations. Many of our collaborative, integrative projects focus on understanding how natural variation contributes to adaptive and maladaptive responses to hypoxia (low oxygen).


Second Annual John B. West Lecture 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Phil Ainslie, PhD 

Professor and Canada Research Chair Cerebrovascular Physiology, Co-director of the Centre of Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada


Fifth Annual (Virtual) CPGLO Summit 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Register here using our Participant Form

Zoom Link


9:30am  Optional Wellness Activity

10:00am  Welcome from Co-Directors

10:10am - 10:35am  

Allyson Hindle, PhD – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Integrative Physiology 

"Linking the Development of Diving Ability to Regulatory RNA Expression in the Weddell Seal"

10:35am - 11:00am  

Adam R. Wende, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

"Combined Transcriptomics and Methylomics to Define Etiologies of Human Heart Failure"

11:00am - 11:10am  Break

11:10am - 11:50am  Short Presentations

12:00pm - 1:30pm  *CoBAD presentation: Tracy Baker, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Comparative Biosciences 

"Maternal Intermittent Hypoxia Reprograms Adult Respiratory Control and the Gut Microbiome in Male Offspring" 

*separate CoBAD registration/zoom link:

1:35pm - 2:00pm

Gabriel Haddad, MD – University of California, San Diego

Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Scientific Officer at Rady Children's Hospital

"Human Adaptations to High Altitude: Molecular Underpinnings"

2:00pm - 3:00pm

"COVID-19: Clinical Studies and Focus on Health Disparities"

3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Happy Hour/Breakout Session Presentations

Visit the Physiology site for more information about seminars this quarter that include CPGLO-invited speakers.

Our Frontiers in Physiology special issue

Interested in joining more than 200 CPGLO participants?

Please contact us.

Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen  9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0623A

Visit our Events section to view the CPGLO Sumiit schedule and continue to check the website for updates regarding Post-Summit opportunities in 2021.