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2021 UCSD Division of Biological Sciences-Salk Institute Retreat

Monday, Sept 13 - Tuesday, Sept 14, 2021

The Retreat is now over. The awards announced at the Retreat are:

Retreat Best Graduate Student Speaker Award

Kaito Kikuchi

Retreat Best Postdoctoral Scholar Speaker Award

Andreas Haerer

Retreat Best Graduate Student Poster Award

Andrea Dickey

Eray Enustun

Sumedha Ravishankar

Retreat Best Postdoctoral Scholar Poster Award

Shanuak Deota

Retreat Logo Contest

Livia Songster

Excellence in Graduate Student Research Award

Hanqing Liu

Josh Borin

Graduate Student Mentorship Award

Amy Geffre

Brian Tsu

Faculty Mentorship Award

Justin Meyer

Excellence in Teaching Award

Alex Neu

Jasmin Revanna

Livia Songster

Michael Mudgett

Gabriel Mullin-Manzanarez

Christopher Beierschmitt

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Tara Spencer

Analine Aguayo

Biolegend Fellow in Immunology

Rasika Patkar

Marguerite Vogt Fellowship

Jiayi Dong

Bianca Barriga

Goeddel Endowed Fellowship

Henry Baker

Laura Chipman

Michelle Bui

Wendy Chen

Ziyan (Zoe) Xu

Asama Lekbua

Stephanie Curtis

Daniela Samaniego-Castruita

Nathan Palmer

Chia-Tien (Tina) Change

Ray Thompson Edwards Fellowship

Andrew Ryan

Sara Quon

D. Alexander (Alex) Stevens

Tara Spencer

Ruth Stern Fellowship

Sarah Ardell

McElroy Fellowship

Gabriel Mullin-Manzanarez

Alexis Bantle

Brent Chick

Nathan Stutzman

Alison Vicary

Ugbad Farah

Kavli-Helinski Fellowship

Daniel Heinz

Yusi Chen

Gina Powers

Qiyu Chen

The retreat brings together the UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences and Biological Sciences-affiliated Salk Institute researchers, faculty, and Biology PhD students to share their work and foster a sense of community.

San Diego Zoo visit: Those who attended the San Diego Zoo social (PhD students, faculty, and presenters) can use the same pass to visit the Safari Park. The pass expires 10/14/21.


Faculty Presentations

Faculty (including adjunct faculty at the Salk Institute) are invited to submit a 10 minute video in mp4 format. You may upload your video using the Retreat Filedrop Application.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Kristian G. Anderson, The Scripps Research Institute

"The origin and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 - what does the evidence tell us?"

PhD Graduate Students:

  • Josh Borin
  • Antonia Darragh
  • Kaito Kikuchi
  • Hanqing Liu
  • Andres Nevarez
  • Regina "Gina" Powers
  • Jinhao "Albert" Xu

Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Sebastian Gomez Cavazos
  • Swetha Godavarthi
  • Andrea Haerer
  • Molly Matty

Faculty:

  • Jazz Dickinson (Section of Cell and Developmental Biology)
  • Sara Jackrel (Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)
  • Matthew Lovett-Barron (Section of Neurobiology)
  • Fabian Rivera-Chavez (Section of Molecular Biology)
  • Christina Towers (Salk Institute)

Committee Members

  • Elina Zuniga, Chair
  • Rhea Comfort Addo
  • Melody Bazyar
  • Sung Han
  • Nan Hao
  • Enfu Hui
  • Carolyn Kurle
  • Matthew Lovett-Barron
  • Axel Nimmerjahn
  • Natalie Noles
  • Michael Perry
  • Jennifer Roth
  • Tara Spencer
For any questions related to the Retreat, please contact Jennifer Roth at jhroth@ucsd.edu.
For technical support for accessing the Retreat sessions, please contact help@biology.ucsd.edu.