Inside Innovation is a new lecture series developed by the UC San Diego Research Affairs, Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC), to showcase the latest innovative technologies developed across UC San Diego. The series is held monthly at the Roth auditorium of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. This forum provides a robust venue bringing together the general public, entrepreneurs, investors and all academic members to engage and interact with UC San Diego researchers and the staff of the OIC. The series has been highly successful with many attendees expressing their interest in continuing to have this engagement opportunity with UC San Diego researchers.
Past and Upcoming Presentations
|Spatial Visualization App For Math and Science|
Lelli van den Einde
- eGrove Education is developing a personalized learning environment for guiding students in effective use of educational sketching in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
- However, the traditional method of sketching on paper requires teaching expertise and classroom time, which has limited its use.
- eGrove's touchscreen software improves upon sketching on paper by providing immediate feedback and intelligent hints when students are stuck.
Presentation on Sept. 18, 2018. Register
- Prof. Gene Yeo is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
- One of his lab's foci is understanding how gene expression is controlled at the RNA level to maintain proper functioning of cells during development and aging.
- Gene cofounded 2 companies: one that is applying the power of CRISPR to RNA for new therapies; and another that identifies RNA binding protein targets as a service.
Presentation on Nov. 6, 2018. Register
|Brain Imaging/ New Tools to Enhance MRI Scans for Research and Clinical Applications|
- Stephanie Fraley’s research is focuses on understanding the multi-scale physical and molecular contexts that drive complex cell behaviors in cancer and sepsis.
- Her studies aim to improve our understanding of immune modulated disease progression and develop new technologies for disease detection and personalized interventions.
Presentation on Jan. 29, 2019 Register
- Farinaz Koushanfar received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science as well as an M.A. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005.
Presentation on Apr. 2, 2019 Register
|Human T Cell Recognition|
- Dr. Alessandra Franco joined the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UC San Diego as an Assistant Professor on May 2005.
- Her research focus has been human T cell recognition, particularly the development of immunotherapy based on antigen-specific T cell expansion in viral diseases (major contributor of the hepatitis B vaccine), cancer (carbohydrate T cell recognition), Kawasaki disease (function of intravenous immunoglobulins), and autoimmunity.
Presentation on May 21 2019. Register