Perspectives on Science-Announcing the 2022-2023 Speaker Series

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2022 – 2023 Schedule

October 11, 2022

Dr. Andrew Nosal-245

Dr. Andrew Nosal, (Associate Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University)

Links: Swimming with Sharks, California Live on NBC

Seminar Title:  “Movement Ecology of Sharks off the Coast of Southern California”

November 1, 2022

Dr. Chip Schooley-245

Dr. Robert "Chip" Schooley, MD (Chief and Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine)

Links: Phage Trial to Treat CF with Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections, 10/11/22 UCSD Today
Fighting Superbugs with Phages, CNN 2022 Article
Comparing AIDS and Coronavirus Pandemics, Union Tribune 2021 Article

Seminar Title:  “Back to the Future: Bacteriophage Therapy for Multi-Drug-Resistant (MDR) Bacterial Infections”

December 6, 2022

Dr. Sam Bova-245

Dr. Samantha Bova, (Paleoceanographer and Paleoclimatologist, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University)

Links: and

Seminar Title:  "It's Getting Hot in Here: Climate Lessons from the Deep Sea"

January 24, 2023

Dr. Adam Burgasser, UCSD-245-1

Dr. Adam Burgasser, (Professor of Physics, Director of the Cool Star Lab, and an Observational Astrophysicist at UC San Diego)

Links:,, and NCAA Silver Anniversary Prestigious Award, Swimming-Diving, 2021

Seminar Title:  “The Search for Potentially Habitable Worlds Orbiting the Smallest Stars”

February 21, 2023

Dr. Jane Dyson, Scripps

Dr. Jane Dyson, (Biophysicist and Professor of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, Editor-in-Chief of the Biophysical Journal, and elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022)

Links:, and Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and Cell Functionality Through NMR, The Scientists’ Channel

Seminar Title:  “Perspective: the Essential Role of NMR in the Discovery and Characterization of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins”

March 21, 2023

Dr. Katie Heineman-245

Dr. Katie Heineman, (Acting Chief Operations Officer, Center for Plant Conservation at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance)

Links: and

Seminar Title:  "Using Science to Save California's Rare Plants: from Seed Biotechnology to Forest Restoration”

April 11, 2023

Dr. James Kadonaga-245

Dr. James Kadonaga, (Amylin Endowed Chair in Lifesciences Education and Research, Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Biology at UC San Diego, and elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022)

Links:, and

Seminar Title:  “Strategies for Adventures in Science

May 16, 2023 (date changed from May 2, 2023)

Dr. Sumit Chanda-245

Dr. Sumit Chanda, (Leading Infectious Disease Researcher, Professor, and Calibr Senior Principal Investigator for the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at The Scripps Research Institute)

Links: Disease Sleuth-2021 News Press, and Covid Anti-Viral Drug Grant, 2022

Seminar Title:  “Building the Plane While Flying: SARS-CoV2 Research in the Time of COVID”