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Upcoming Event

JLABS – Designing Nucleic Acid Medicines


UC San Diego Innovation Calendar





We are closer than ever to realizing the promise of medicines that address a diversity of human maladies by supporting, supplanting, or suppressing the genetic expression patterns within patient’s cells. Whether the goal is to provide new genetic expression to the cell or to modulate existing expression, we must learn how to dose these new medicines to provide meaningful therapeutic indexes. To achieve that, we must understand the fundamental control mechanisms of gene expression exercised through a diversity of players including RNAs, DNA domains, and proteins that act upon chromatin or transcripts.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is bringing together leading San Diego scientific experts to share their data and insights advancing our understanding in this fascinating and complex space.

  • Control of RNA expression and translation
  • RNA Editing
  • Pre-clinical modeling of nucleic acid medicines
  • Vectors and Delivery to Patients

3:00pm | Registration and networking
3:25pm | Introduction
3:30pm | Presentation and Q&A
4:30pm | Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:30pm | Networking Reception
7:00pm | Program Close

Gene W. Yeo, Ph.D. | Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD read bio»
Christine Esau | Director of Translational Biology, Arcturus Therapeutics read bio»
[moderator] Beth Hill | Senior Director, Platform Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovationread bio»
Sharron Gargosky | Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer, OncoSec read bio»

$25 | General Public
$15 | Student/Academic
$35 | At the door

3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA

About the Science First series:
The Science First series, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, brings together top experts to explore pressing topics in their scientific field. It is a chance for local scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to present and dialogue on new discoveries, advancing techniques, and other cutting-edge science themes.

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