Montage of three photos: First, two scientists in the background observing a petri dish filled with algae in the foreground. Second, a scientist in the background holding up a white flip flop with the UCSD triton logo in the foreground. Third, a magnifying glass over a grey background magnifies a blue and oranged colored chromosome.

A Deep Look into the Future of Biology Celebrating 60 years of UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences

In honor of our upcoming 60th Anniversary and in collaboration with UC San Diego Alumni and Graduate Division, the Division of Biological Sciences is unveiling a new public speaker series: "A Deep Look into the Future of Biology". This series will be moderated by Dean Kit Pogliano in Tata Hall's Kavli Auditorium and live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. Each event showcases four short, impactful presentations on the research and discoveries by three of our phenomenal professors and one outstanding graduate student. This event is free and open to the public. Reception with refreshments at 4 p.m. on the Tata Hall Terrace. Complimentary parking will be available. Please click the links below to register.

The Next Wave of Technology and Innovation

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers: Stephen Mayfield, Beverly Naigles, Elizabeth Villa and Marty Yanofsky ’78

Innovative technologies and breathtaking discoveries are fundamentally changing the future of biological sciences. From astonishing, never-before-seen visualizations of biological processes to recent breakthroughs in conserving our planet’s precious resources, biological innovations are forging novel paths in health, disease and a sustainable future.

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New Frontiers in Genetics, Genomics and Ethics

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers: Omar Akbari, Steve Briggs, John Evans and Hannah Grunwald

The field of genetics is exploding with a new world of discovery in which biologists are now regularly creating novel methods to address urgent global crises—from halting malaria to increasing food production. Along with leading science, UC San Diego researchers are addressing critical ethical concerns that are inherently linked with cutting-edge discovery.

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Your Brain: The Ultimate Machine

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers: Ashley Juavinett ’16, Takaki Komiyama, Cressida Madigan and Natasha Slepak

New discoveries in neuroscience are offering unprecedented views of the brain and its critical functions. Leveraging new avenues for discovery, such as data-intensive methods and novel laboratory approaches, neuroscientists are revealing how brain activity relates to specific functions and identifying novel treatments to the most challenging neurologically related diseases.

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The Changing Climate of Our Natural World

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers: Heather Henter, David Holway, Chandler Puritty ’19, Julian Schroeder

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, biologists will offer a range of perspectives on how the climate and other forces are changing our natural world. From novel insights in understanding drought tolerance under rising carbon dioxide conditions to new ways of viewing nature in your hometown (and even your backyard), these perspectives offer new views of understanding and conserving Planet Earth.

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