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2013 UCSD-Salk Retreat

The annual retreat in Lake Arrowhead brings together the UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute for researchers, faculty, and grad students to share their work and foster a sense of community.


UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead
850 Willow Creek Road
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Phone (909)337-2478


Sunday, September 15  at 1:00 PM -
Tuesday, September 17  at 10:00 AM

Download Schedule (PDF)

Download Abstract Book (PDF)

apply Registration is CLOSED. Please contact Jennifer Roth with any questions.

Attendance is limited, so no non-faculty spouses or other family members can be accommodated.

No smoking or use of any tobacco product is allowed at the Conference Center.

The conference center will provide lunch and dinner on Sunday, all meals on Monday, and breakfast on Tuesday, as well as a cocktail hour each evening.


The deadline for retreat registration cancellation with a refund was August 15, 2013.  If you cancel after this date, you or your PI may be charged the full amount.

Posters and Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 6, 2013

Late abstract submissions will not be eligible for poster judging and will not be included in the abstract book. Find out more about abstract guidelines and the poster session.

Retreat Committee Members

  • Gentry Patrick, Chair (Section of Neurobiology)
  • Scott Rifkin (Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)
  • Jose Pruneda-Paz (Section of Cell and Developmental Biology)
  • Jens Lykke-Andersen (Section of Molecular Biology)
  • Axel Nimmerjahn (Salk Institute)
  • Jennifer Roth (staff)
  • Tom Tomp (staff)
  • Cathy Pugh (staff)
  • Marty Flores (student representative)
  • Shig Miyake-Stoner (student representative)
  • Kyla Omilusik (postdoc representative)
  • Erica Stone (postdoc representative)

Retreat Speakers

  • Alexander Varshavsky, Keynote Speaker
  • Faculty
    • Byungkook LIm (Neuro)
    • Chih-Ying Su (Neuro)
    • Andrew Chisholm (Neuro)
    • Shannon Lauberth (MB)
    • Nan Hao (MB)
    • Suckjoon Jun (MB)
    • Josh Kohn (EBE)
    • Scott Rifkin (EBE)
    • Kimberly Cooper (CDB)
    • Laurie Smith (CDB)
    • Jim Wilhelm (CDB)
    • Janelle Ayres (Salk)
    • Julie Law (Salk)
  • Postdoctoral
    • Eran Mukamel--special Salk research update
    • Munehiro Asally
    • Aaron Stephan
    • Olivier Cochet-Escartin
    • Fernando Lopez-Diaz
    • Suzanne Lee
  • Graduate Student
    • Joe Lucas
    • Jessica Osterhout
    • Tim Jobe
    • Liz Specht
    • Suzy Szumowski
Questions? Questions? Email Jennifer Roth at jhroth@ucsd.edu.