The goal of the series is to promote skeletal muscle research, enhance its visibility, and strengthen the skeletal muscle community. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain feedback about ongoing projects. The audience is composed of trainees and faculty from local institutions (SBP, UCSD, TSRI, Salk and SDSU), and also from local pharma companies. This built over the years a great environment to establish collaborations. Each month two speakers, either PI or trainees, present. The talks are 20-25 minutes to allow ample time for questions.