UCLA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

AGENDA

SPONSORS

VENUE INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

INAUGURAL UC-WIDE

DRUG DISCOVERY SYMPOSIUM

FEB

21-22

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Christine Gulbranson

Mike Jung

James McKerrow

Ph.D., M.B.A.

Ph.D.

M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UCOP

Distinguished Professor, Director, David Geffen School of Medicine Bioscience Synthetic Chemistry Core, UCLA

Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD

Alan Verkman

M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine, UCSF

The deadline to submit a poster has been extended to February 20th.  If you plan to present a poster, please email title, authors, and abstract to cnsievents@cnsi.ucla.edu.

AGENDA

DAY 1 (for both UC and non-UC participants)

 

- The New UC Drug Discovery Consortium

- Examples of Faculty Drug Discovery Projects

- Industry panel on roles of pharma and academia in drug discovery

- Poster session

 

DAY 2 (UC only)

 

- Building the UC-wide drug discovery ecosystem

INVITED SPEAKERS

Scott Baraban, Ph.D., UCSF

Seth Cohen, Ph.D. , UCSD

Aimee Edinger, V.M.D., Ph.D., UC Irvine

Danica Fujimori, Ph.D., UCSF

Bruce D. Hammock, Ph.D., UC Davis

Varghese John, Ph.D., UCLA

Hartmut Luecke, Ph.D., UC Irvine

Mike Rogawski, M.D., Ph.D., UC Davis

Jorge Torres, Ph.D., UCLA

Steven L. Wagner, Ph.D., UCSD

Anna Wu, Ph.D., UCLA

INDUSTRY PANELISTS

Jarrod Borkat, M.B.A., Medimmune

Kenneth Bradley, Ph.D., Roche

Mary Faris, Ph.D., M.B.A., Pfizer

Katherine Widdowson, Ph.D., GSK

 

ORGANIZERS

Robert Damoiseaux, Ph.D., UCLA

Michael Gilson, M.D., Ph.D., UCSD

Catherine Tralau-Stewart, Ph.D., UCSF

SPONSORS

HOSTED BY

THE UC BRAID DRUG, DEVICE, DISCOVERY

AND DEVELOPMENT (D4) GROUP

VENUE

UCLA CALIFORNIA NANOSYSTEMS INSTITUTE

UCLA 570, Westwood Plaza

Building 114

Los Angeles, CA 90095

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

UCLA Luskin Conference Center Hotel - prices starting at $298 per night

425 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252)

 

On UCLA Campus

Free internet access/smart device docking stations/short walk to meeting venue

http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu

 

UCLA Tiverton House Hotel - prices starting at $159 per night

900 Tiverton Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-794-0151

 

Distance from UCLA Campus: 0.45 miles (walking distance)

Free parking/Continental breakfast/Free internet access/business center

tivertonhouse.ucla.edu

 

UCLA Guest House - prices starting at $177 - $182 per night

330 Charles E. Young Drive East

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1466

310-825-2923 or guesthouse@ha.ucla.edu

 

On UCLA Campus

Continental breakfast/ Free internet/ Free Campus shuttle

guesthouse.hhsmarketing.org./

 

W Hotel - prices starting at $289-$309 per night

930 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-443-8213

 

Distance from UCLA Campus: .58 miles

Free internet/ Parking Available/Pets Are Welcome

http://www.wlosangeles.com/

 

Hotel Palomar- Prices starting at $209 per night

10740 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310)475-8711

 

Distance from UCLA Campus: 1.02 miles (driving distance)

Hosted Wine Hour/ Free internet access/On-Site Parking Access

http://www.hotelpalomar-lawestwood.com/

 

Hotel Angeleno - Prices starting at $179 per night

170 N. Church Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310)481-7872

 

Distance from UCLA Campus: 2.1 miles (driving distance)

Complimentary valet parking/WiFi/Nightly Wine Hour from 5:30-6:30pm

**Shuttle service available on a first come, first serve basis

hotelangeleno.com

 

Other Hotels Offering UCLA Contracted Rates:

https://www.travel.ucla.edu/air-car-hotel/hotel-discounts-contract-rates

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Los Angeles International Airport

 

Take San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and head straight north into campus where it will turn into Westwood Plaza.

 

From San Fernando Valley (Bob Hope Burbank Airport)

 

Take the Interstate-405 South Freeway toward San Diego. Take the Sunset Boulevard exit and turn left onto North Church Lane. Turn left onto Montana Avenue and continue onto Gayley Avenue. Turn left onto Strathmore Place and take a right onto Westwood Plaza. Destination will be on the left.

 

From Downtown Los Angeles

 

Take the California-110 South/Harbor Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and head straight north into campus where it will turn into Westwood Plaza.

 

From Orange County

 

Take the California-22 West Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and head straight north into campus where it will turn into Westwood Plaza.

 

From San Diego

 

Take the Interstate-5 North Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and head straight north into campus where it will turn into Westwood Plaza.

 

From Palm Springs

 

Take the California-111 North Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway towards Los Angeles County. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and head straight north into campus where it will turn into Westwood Plaza.

TRANSPORTATION

 

Taxi/Uber/Lyft from LAX

 

Most effortless option, minimal waiting/walking.

Taxis (e.g. Yellow Cab) can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim. Uber/Lyft can be picked up curbside on the second level departure areas; coordinate with your driver for the designated zone.

 

Shuttle Services

 

Operate continuously and can take attendees to your UCLA lodging from LAX for approximately $16 to $25 per person. With help from shuttle dispatchers, attendees are able to board a shuttle within 15-20 minutes.

 

Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties.

 

Fly Away Buses

 

Good option if you have light luggage and if you are staying at Tiverton House or Hilgard Guest House. Walking distance from the Fly Away stop to Tiverton is .45 miles. To Hilgard Guest House is .53 miles.

 

Fly Away Buses provide nonstop bus service - one-way and roundtrip - between Westwood and LAX. The stop is at the UCLA Parking Structure 32 on Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Blvd., just west of Gayley Ave. Buses depart every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from Westwood and LAX (both directions simultaneously) between 5 a.m. - 1 a.m., seven days a week and the cost is $10 each way.

 

 

PARKING OPTIONS

 

Self-parking is available in UCLA Parking Structures, for $1 per 20 minutes for up to three hours. All day parking is available for $12 (expires the following day after purchase at 6:59 a.m.). Overnight parking is available at a rate of $28 per day (expires at 5:29 p.m.)

 

At the intersection of Westwood Plaza and Strathmore Place is a parking Kiost where daily parking can be obtained for either parking structure 8 on the West side of Westwood Plaza, or Parking structure 9 on the east side.  Please mention to the parking attendants your destination as the CNSI and they will direct you to the available lot.

 

 

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