Basic Sciences Annual Research Symposium

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021,  10:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Sponsor: LLU School of Medicine Basic Sciences Department, Research Affairs

About the 24th Annual Basic Sciences Research Symposium

The Loma Linda University Basic Science Research Symposium is held every fall and is generally organized around a central theme. Based on this theme, we invite external speakers as well as several local faculty members to share their research and insight. This year’s symposium theme is “Omics Throughout Health & Disease". The Symposium will begin with a welcome from Drs. Tamara Thomas, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, Associate Dean for Basic Science & Translational Research, and Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences. Our keynote presentation will be presented by Dr. Katherine Tucker, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) who studies nutritional epidemiology and development of chronic diseases. There will also be talks by faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill, UCLA, U of U, University of Puerto Rico, and LLU, as well as student/postdoctoral flash talks. There will be a highly engaging virtual poster session, where investigators have the chance to present and discuss their recent research in an interactive format. The presentations and poster sessions also provide an excellent opportunity for incoming students to be exposed to the local research environment and provide a forum in which students and mentors can interact to discuss potential collaborations.

Abstracts are due by October 22th, 2021. Awards will be given to the top three most outstanding student posters. Registration is required for all participants, so please be sure to sign up.

Register here.

We hope you will join us for a day of discussion and scientific exploration!


Erik J. Behringer
Chair, 2021 LLU-Basic Sciences Steering Committee
Associate Professor
Division of Pharmacology
Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and Bioengineering Program 

Contact Information

Erik J. Behringer
Phone: 909-651-5334  Ext.15334

For Poster Presentation Information:
Johnny Figueroa
Phone: 909-558-4000 Ext. 81302
Email: jfigueroa at

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


Symposium Flyer