Organelle Biology in Health and Disease

41st Annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium
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Date and time

October 7, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT


Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

10950 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037


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About the symposium

This one day event will showcase expert scientists who made seminal contributions to the field in the areas of cellular organelle structure and function.


Featured speakers

David C. Chan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Dean of Graduate Studies

Sarah Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
UNC-Chapel Hill

Adam Hughes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah School of Medicine

Rushika Perera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
The John W. Griffin Director, Brain Science Institute
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

David Shackelford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Gerald Shadel, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Salk Institute


Gia Voeltz, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology                         
University of Colorado

Poster session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. The poster session will provide a unique opportunity for junior investigators and postdocs to highlight emerging science on cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal functions in health and disease. Please submit your abstract by September, 16, 2022.


Power Talks

Attendees are welcome to present posters. A few abstracts will be selected for authors to feature their work in a short (3 min)  oral presentation to highlight the accompanying posters. The program will allow ample opportunity throughout the day for networking.



Event parking is available at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines for $16 self parking or $21 for valet and $33 for overnight.