Organelle Biology in Health and Disease

41st Annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium
41st Annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium Organelle Biology in Health and Disease graphic

Date and time

October 7, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 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 who made seminal contributions to the field in the areas of cellular organelle structure and function, including interorganelle communication and the impact of organelle biology on human health and disease.

Symposium Poster  Agenda

Featured speakers


Gia Voeltz, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology                         
University of Colorado

Clifford P. Brangwynne, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Director, Princeton University
June K. Wu ’92 Professor in Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

David C. Chan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Dean of Graduate Studies

Sarah Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
UNC-Chapel Hill

Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology;
William J. Ledger M.D., Distinguished Associate Professor for Infection and Immunology,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Adam Hughes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah School of Medicine

Rushika Perera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
The John W. Griffin Director, Brain Science Institute
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

David Shackelford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Gerald Shadel, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Salk Institute

Tobias Walther, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Metabolism, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Roberto Zoncu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

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.

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.