Exploring key biomedical research

2024 Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium
2024 Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium graphic

Date and time

October 18, 2024

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM PT


Fairway Ballroom

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037


About the symposium

This one day event will showcase expert scientists in their fields.

Featured speakers


Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco


Justin K. Ichida

Justin K. Ichida, Ph.D.
University Southern California

Alan Saghatelian

Alan Saghatelian, Ph.D.
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Judy Simcox

Judy Simcox, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin

Wonhwa Cho

Wonhwa Cho, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago

Fikadu Tafesse

Fikadu Tafesse, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University

L. Ashley Cowart

L. Ashley Cowart, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University

Richard L. Proia

Richard L. Proia, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Daniele Piomelli

Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D., M.D. (hon)
University of California, Irvine

Matt Buczynski

Matt Buczynski, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience

Judith VarnerJudith Varner, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Evan Lien

Evan Lien, Ph.D.
Van Andel Institute



Poster session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. The poster session will provide a unique opportunity for students and postdocs to highlight emerging science on organelle structure and function, as well as aspects of  organelle biology that affect human health and pathology.

Power talks

Attendees are welcome to present posters. Selected abstracts will be chosen 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.

Hotel and parking accommodations

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey pines hotel located in La Jolla offers views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course. For overnight stays, reservations can be made directly by calling (858) 558-1500 or reserve online. Parking will also be available at The Hilton Torrey Pines at a reduced rate.

Designated parking spaces will be available the day of the event only, within a short walking distance located in the main parking structure at Sanford Burnham Prebys and Building 12 parking lot at 10905 Road to the Cure.