Dear colleagues and friends,
February may be a short month, but for us it continued to be packed with new scientific discoveries and events.
Scientists at our Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics discovered a potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most challenging unmet medical needs today. The Institute’s scientists also made advances in the understanding of how HIV evades the immune system, which could inform the development of more effective treatments—and perhaps one day eradicate the disease.
We also hosted several scientific and educational events. Nobel laureate Michael Rosbash, Ph.D., presented his pioneering research on the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythm as part of our President’s Lecture series. We welcomed the San Diego community to our SBP Insights lecture series about heart disease—our quarterly event that presents the unique perspectives of a doctor, scientist and patient who navigate a disease in need of a cure.
Next month, please join us at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, where we’re joining forces with Eli Lilly to educate K–12 students about the power of DNA. In May, I hope you’ll join us for Bring It!, our unique disco-themed fundraising event.
I hope you enjoy this issue.
Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D.
Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair