Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture

The Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series brings knowledge and innovation from the science community to the Bishop's campus through lectures that will inform and inspire. Presentations are open to members of the community without charge.

List of 24 items.

  • Dr. J. Peter Davis - Feb. 6, 2020

    Why Science Matters in the Age of Twitter
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  • Nicole Capretz - Dec. 15, 2020

    Environmental attorney, founder and executive Director of Climate Action Campaign

    Read about the presentation here.
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  • Brian Joyal - Sept. 12, 2019

    The Apollo Lunar Module - The First True Spacecraft

    Watch video of his presentation here.
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  • Thomas Buchholz, MD - May 9, 2019

    How Science and Medicine Can Change Lives - Reflections of a Cancer Doctor

    View the video of his presentation here.
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  • Dave Starkey - February 7, 2019

    Dave Starkey provides a perfect example of applying STEM to the arts. The 360-degree piano he designed and developed is now part of Lady Gaga's show.

    Watch his presentation to the Bishop's community here.
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  • Marc Milstein, Ph.D. - March 8, 2018

    Get the Best Night's Sleep Based on How Your Brain Works
    Marc Milstein, Ph.D. Biological Chemistry
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  • Sam Kean - January 24 - 25, 2018

    "Spoons and Thumbs: Funny, spooky, poignant and true science stories"
    Best-selling science writer and lecturer 

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  • Todd Hylton, Ph.D - October 25, 2017

    "Of Men and Machines"
    Executive Director, Contextual Robotics Institute
    Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    University of California, San Diego

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  • James C. Nieh, Ph.D. - April 18, 2017

    Professor and Chair of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution
    Division of Biological Sciences

    University of California, San Diego
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  • Kelly Parsons, M.D. '88 - January 17, 2017

    Professor of Surgery and Endowed Chair
    UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
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  • Katja Lamia, Ph.D. - October 27, 2016

    Katja Lamia, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology
    The Scripps Research Institute

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  • Sujan Shresta, Ph.D. - April 19, 2016

    Sujan Shresta, Ph.D. 
    Associate Professor, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
    Center for Infectious Disease, Division of Inflammation Biology
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  • Shafali Jeste, M.D. - January 28, 2016

    Director, Neurophysiology Core
    UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
    Bishop's Class of 1993
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  • Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. - October 29, 2015

    Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
    Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
    Co-Director, Global Virus Network Center of Excellence
    Director, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium
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  • Jerold Chun, Ph.D. - April 7, 2015

    Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

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  • Hillary Young, Ph.D. - January 29, 2015

    Assistant Professor and Community Ecologist
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Bishop’s Class of 1997

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  • Stephen Wilson, Ph.D. - October 30, 2014

    Executive Vice President
    La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
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  • Adah Almutairi, Ph.D. - April 1, 2014

    Director, Center for Excellence in Nanomedicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Studies, Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials, University of California, San Diego.
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  • Todd P. Coleman, Ph.D. - January, 30, 2014

    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
    UC San Diego
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  • Karen Christman, Ph.D. - October 24, 2013

    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
    UC San Diego
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  • Andrew T. Young, Ph.D. - November 29, 2012

    Astronomer and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy
    San Diego State University
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  • Inder Verma, Ph.D. - November 29, 2011

    Research Scientist, Laboratory of Genetics,
    Salk Institute Molecular Biology Professor,
    Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science,
    American Cancer Society Professor, UCSD
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  • Paul Negulescu, Ph.D. - October 30, 2012

    Vice President, Research and San Diego Site Head
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

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  • Vilayanur Ramachandran M.D., Ph.D. - February 21, 2012

    Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition,
    Professor in the Department of Psychology and
    Neurosciences Graduate Program, UCSD
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