Basic Sciences Annual Research Symposium

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Location: Centennial Complex - 4th Floor
Sponsor: LLU School of Medicine Basic Sciences Department

About the 21st Annual Basic Sciences Research Symposium

The Annual Loma Linda University Basic Science Research Symposium is held every fall and is generally organized around a central research theme. Based on this theme, we invite an external keynote speaker as well as several LLU faculty members, to present recent work during the morning sessions. In the afternoon, we open up the forum and invite students and LLU investigators to present and discuss their recent research in a poster session format. The presentations and poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity for incoming students to be exposed to the local research environment and provides a forum for which students and mentors can interact to discuss potential collaborations.

For this year’s symposium, the theme will be “Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegeneration." We are privileged to have Dr. Ksenia Kastanenka from Harvard University as our keynote speaker. Her talk is entitled, “Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegeneration" and a mini-biography can be found here.   Also presenting, will be featured speakers Axel Montagne from University of Southern California here and Salvador Soriano from Loma Linda University here.

Registration ends October 24th, 2018. Registration is required for all participants, so please sign up. Abstracts are also due by October 24th, 2018. Awards will be given to the top three most outstanding student posters. We look forward to seeing you there!


Christopher G. Wilson
Chair, 2018 LLU-Basic Sciences Steering Committee
Associate Professor
Division of Physiology, School of Medicine
Loma Linda University

Contact Information

Christopher G. Wilson
Phone: 909-651-5895
Fax: 909-558-4029

For Poster Presentation Information:
Sean Wilson, PhD
Phone: (909) 558-4325
Fax: (909) 558-4029

For Symposium Organization:
Maria Villarreal
Phone: 909-558-7464

Jacqueline Brower
Phone: 909-558-4480
Fax: 909-558-4035