2nd Annual UC-Wide Drug Discovery Symposium

October 4-5, 2018, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute


The symposium venue is the California NanoSystems Institute on the UCLA campus. UCLA is approximately 8 miles east of the Santa Monica and Venice Beaches. It is only 2 miles west of Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive), 6 miles west of Hollywood, and 10 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, home of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LACMA and MOCA art museums, the Hollywood Bowl, and Dodger Stadium. Other nearby attractions include Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain. There are abundant hiking opportunities in nearby Will Rogers State Park and the Santa Monica Mountains recreation areaCatalina Island is 26 miles across the sea, less than two hours by ferry. Alternative Transportation Options: UCLA Transportation maintains a helpful list of alternative forms of transportation which includes local transit options and airport shuttles.

Locate UCLA by ZIP code (90095) or by street address (405 Hilgard Avenue). UCLA’s main campus is bounded by Sunset Blvd. on the north and Le Conte Ave. on the south; the east border is Hilgard Ave. and the west border is Gayley Ave.

Anticipate traffic, parking impacts and other delays. Be sure to plan ahead so you can adjust your travel times or simply share the ride.


  1. Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Wilshire Blvd. East
  2. Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd.
  3. Turn Left on Westwood Blvd.
  4. Travel five blocks to Information & Parking Booth


  1. Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Sunset East
  2. Take Sunset east to Westwood Plaza
  3. Turn right on Westwood Plaza
  4. Proceed straight to Information & Parking Booth


  1. Take 10 (Santa Monica Freeway) to 405 (San Diego Freeway) North
  2. Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Wilshire Blvd. East
  3. Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd.
  4. Turn left on Westwood Blvd.
  5. Travel five blocks to Information & Parking Booth

The CNSI’s Address is: 570 Westwood Plaze, Bldg. 114, Los Angeles, CA 90095

CNSI Building

About the CNSI


Established in 2000 as one of the Governor Gray Davis California Institutes for Science and Innovation, the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a hub of interdisciplinary research, translation, and education where scientists from diverse fields find common purpose in addressing grand challenges of the 21st century. With locations at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Santa Barbara campuses, the CNSI leverages public and private investment to drive collaborative nanoscience research across disciplines, translates discoveries into knowledge-driven commercial enterprises, and educates the next generation of scientists and engineers.