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Southern California Stem Cell Seminars Series


Participants have the option to attend in-person in the Duane Roth Auditorium or simulcast via Zoom for virtual participation.  




Attendees must register via Eventbrite for auditorium seating and hyperlink for Zoom.





This event will be observing UCSD Guidelines regarding COVID-19. All participants must complete the online COVID-19 daily symptom screening before coming to the campus. UC San Diego Students, staff, faculty, and guests must get a green “thumbs up” for the day.



Southern California Stem Cell Series is presented by the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

Seminar Schedule 2022

January 13, 2022:  Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., La Jolla Institute for Immunology

February 10, 2022:  Michele De Luca, M.D., University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

March 10, 2022: Nicolas Rivron, Ph.D.Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna

 April 14, 2022: TBD

May 12, 2022: Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

June 9, 2022: TBD

July 14, 2022: Su-Chun Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

August 11, 2022: Rusty Gage, Ph.D., Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Seminar Schedule 2021

January 14, 2021: Hans Clevers, MD, Ph.D.,  UMC Utrecht

February 11, 2021: Eric Olson, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 11, 2021: Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

April 8, 2021: Lorenz Studer, M.D., MSK Cancer Center

May 13, 2021: Randolph Ashton, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Madison

June 10, 2021: Connie Eaves, Ph.D., BC Cancer Research

July 8, 2021:  Chuck Murry, Ph.D., University of Washington

August 12, 2021: Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

September 9, 2021: Alysson Muotri, Ph.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine

October 14, 2021: Elly Tanaka, Ph.D., Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

November 11, 2021:  Holiday

December 9, 2021: Carla Kim, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

seminar series info

“Breaking News in Stem Cells” is the only lecture series that brings the top papers in the field to your desktop as they happen.  Presenters will be booked when they publish, so check back frequently to see who will be presenting next month.

If you are a researcher and are about to publish a high impact work, please contact to inquire about openings in the series.  “Breaking News in Stem Cells” is a part of the Southern California Stem Cell Colloquium.

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