Community Forum

The Science Behind Men’s Health

Heart Disease
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Date and time

October 20, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT


Hybrid Event

Lawrence Famiy Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037


Scientists from the Sanford Burnham Prebys will provide us with some of the latest research in men’s health topics.

Take a lunch break and join us at the JCC or Zoom in for one or all three of these free, brief presentations followed by Q&A. Co-sponsored by the JCC Fitness & Wellness and Adult/Senior Departments.

There are different types of heart defects, all of which interfere with efficiently pumping blood through the body. Even minor, often unnoticed defects can result in increased risk for arrhythmia or heart failure. The first step in identifying genetic defects typically is by genome sequencing, which is routinely and applied at hospitals throughout the country. While it delivers many genetic variants, they often give little insight into a potential disease mechanism. To overcome this problem, we are establishing atSanford Burnham Prebys a prototype for the analysis of heart development and function to ultimately guide personalized therapeutics.


Georg Vogler, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Sanford Burnham Prebys

“The search for an early ‘Check Engine’ light – Finding genes that cause broken hearts"