8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge - Berg Hall
Dear Pediatric Community,
On behalf of the 2018 Pediatric Research Retreat Planning Committee, we invite you to register for the Department of Pediatrics 9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge. The Retreat will be an enriching event for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, and staff.
We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat.
Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD
Mark Kay, MD, PhD
David Maahs, MD
Elizabeth Mellins, MD
Julien Sage, PhD
Gary Shaw, DrPh
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM
Alyssa Bogetz, MSW
Jennifer Cory Doeschot, MA2
Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD
Dr. Joseph DeRisi is Co-President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He employs an interdisciplinary approach combining genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and bioengineering to study parasitic and viral infectious diseases in a wide range of organisms, for the purpose of discovering and studying novel or unrecognized biothreats. Early work in his lab contributed to the identification of the SARS coronavirus in 2003. In a parallel effort, Dr. DeRisi studies P. falciparum, the causative agent of the most deadly form of human malaria, in order to develop faster, better therapeutic options. Dr. DeRisi was one of the early pioneers of DNA microarray technology and whole genome expression profiling and is nationally recognized for his efforts to make this technology accessible and freely available. In 2004, he was chosen for a MacArthur Fellowship. In addition to being a Searle Scholar and a Packard Fellow, Dr. DeRisi has received the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment, and was named an Eli Lilly and Company Research Award Laureate. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2016, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2017. He received a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1992) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1999) from Stanford University prior to joining the UCSF faculty as a Sandler Fellow in 1999. Dr. DeRisi was a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator from 2006-2016, which he left to take on the role of Co-President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a non-profit medical research organization affiliated with UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.