1st CryoEM Symposium

1st Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium

The 1st Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 6 2016 at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, bringing together electron microscopists in Southern California focused on studying the fundamental mechanisms of biological systems.

8:00 AM Breakfast
8:50 AM
Elizabeth & Gabe
Session 1
Chaired by Jessica Bruhn
9:00 AMInvited TalkSaikat ChowdhuryLander Lab
9:25 AMInvited TalkMichael CianfroccoLeschziner Lab
9:50 AMInvited TalkYong Zi TanLyumkis Lab
10:15 AM
Coffee Break & Group Photo
Session 2
Chaired by Rick Baker
11:00 AMInvited TalkHaoqing WangBjorkman Lab
11:25 AMInvited TalkJesper Pallesen Ward Lab
11:50 AMInvited TalkNicole PoweleitZhou Lab
12:15 AM
Session 3
Chaired by Danielle Grotjahn
1:20 PMInvited TalkYi-Wei ChangJensen Lab
1:45 PMInvited TalkReika Watanabe Castillon Villa Lab
Session 4
Sponsor Hour
2:10 PMSponsor TalkJeff LengyelFEI
2:30 PMSponsor TalkDavid HiattHGST
2:40 PMSponsor TalkAnette SchneemannNanoImaging Services
2:50 PMSponsor TalkGeorge VacekDDN
3:00 PMSponsor TalkMichael SpilmanDirect Electron
3:10 AM
Coffee Break
Session 5
Chaired by Kanika Khanna
3:40 PMShort TalkCharles BowmanWard Lab
3:52 PMShort TalkMark Herzik Lander Lab
4:04 PMShort TalkPeng GeZhou Lab
4:16 PMShort TalkJoseph DavisWilliamson Lab
4:28 PMShort TalkXinghong Dai Zhou Lab
4:40 PMShort TalkStephen CarterJensen Lab
4:52 PM
Closing Remarks
Elizabeth & Gabe
5:00 PM

Built in 1995, the three-building complex including The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) was lauded by New York Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp as a “magnificent piece of work” and cited by Time magazine as one of the best designs of 1996. The complex also received the American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award and an SDG&E’s Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award.

Designed by the architectural studio Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates of New York City, working with local architect Joseph Wong Design Associates of San Diego, every element of the complex’s 56,000 square-foot-area—materials, buildings and landscape—shapes a coherent and serene environment in which world-class scientists pursue the biomedical breakthroughs that lay the foundation for improving human health.

  • From Interstate 5, exit at Genesee Avenue and go west for about 0.8 miles to the second stoplight
  • Turn right (north) onto John Jay Hopkins Drive
  • Turn left at the second opportunity (about 0.1 miles) into the institute's driveway; the gates may be raised and you may park in that lot for an auditorium event


  • Elizabeth Villa, UCSD
  • Gabriel Lander, TSRI