3rd Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium - Los Angeles, CA

Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 8:00 am








UCLA DGSOM - Geffen Hall

For GPS use 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Parking lot #18 ($12 per day) and is adjacent to Geffen Hall.

Bringing the world of mitochondria research to you at UCLA!

UCLA is hosting a one day Symposium with the goal of bringing together professionals from academia and industry to discuss exciting research involving mitochondria. Come and enjoy a networking lunch, display your mitochondrial work during the Poster Session, listen to the latest ongoing research from UCLA and other world-renowned experts.  Learn skills that every young scientist should have in our; "When and How to Approach Pharma/Industry Workshop; sponsored by the UCLA Technology Development Group.

Registration fee:
Why you should attend?

The 3rd Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium is open to basic and clinical investigators, undergraduate and graduate students, PhD candidates, Post-docs, faculty, industry leaders and all other members of the scientific community interested in mitochondria.


You will be able hear from top professional researchers in the mitochondrial field, enjoy a networking lunch with industry leaders and defend your work during the Poster Sessions and Junior Talks. Learn what research mitochondrial-based biotech and pharmaceutical companies are performing and looking for by the professionals of the UCLA Technology Development Group during the "When and How to Approach Pharma/Industry" Workshop. This will be an educational benefit  that will serve you now and in the future of your research. You don't want to miss this!

Poster & Talk Abstracts Submission (500 words max): *See deadlines and abstract submission instructions to the left.

We have limited spots for talks, a selection will be performed!

UCLA will cover the cost for the first 250 registrations, which includes all sessions, workshops, lunch and dinner. Registration is required.  Registration Closes Thursday, October 31st or when the spots have been filled.

So register today to guarantee your seat!


*Poster & Talk Abstracts Due October 8th

Awards in 3 Categories:
1. Junior Talks 
2. Scientific Poster &
3. Lay Poster 8.5" x 11" flyer
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in each category

UCLA Volunteer Mentors Wanted for the UCLA Metabolism Theme S.P.A.R.K. 101 Program 

(Students Potential Advancement with Research  Knowledge)

  • Must be a UCLA student, post-doc, or faculty.  Mentor youth (approx 15 years old) from Geffen Academy in mitochondria science. Training will be provided.

  • Must commit to meeting bi-weekly on Wednesday afternoon approx 4:00 pm from 9/11 - 11/8. The students, with the help of their mentor, will present a poster at the 3rd Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium (late afternoon).

  • Please contact Dr. Rebeca Acin Perez at racinperez@mednet.ucla.edu by September 4, 2019.

  • All Mentors will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card, upon completion, for participating.

  • Evan Taddeo, PhD at UCLA (Scientific Director) - Contact for Speaker: ETaddeo@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Michaela Veliova, Grad Student at UCLA (Co-Director) - contact for Junior Talk MVeliova@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Chiara Montemurro, Asst. Project Scientist at UCLA (Organizer) – contact for Poster Abstract   CMontemurro@mednet.ucla.edu 
  • Prof. Roberta Gottlieb, MD. Cedars Sinai (Faculty Advisor)
  • Prof. Orian Shirihai, MD, PhD UCLA (Faculty Advisor)
  • Alejandro Martorell, PhD at UCLA (Founder and Advisor)
  • Tracey West, UCLA (Administrator/Coordinator) twest@mednet.ucla.edu

2019 Symposium Organizers

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Hotel accommodations


Our Sponsor, Pali Hotel Westwood Village is offering a 15% discount for those of our guests that may want to stay in the area a bit longer - Details on Registration Page.       


While on the registration page, don't forget to take the UCLA Metabolism Theme Satisfaction Survey! 

We will be raffling off to one lucky survey-taker, a 2 Night Weekend Stay-Cation sponsored by Pali Hotel Westwood and FELLOW Westwood

We will randomly draw one survey participant on Friday, November 8th, at the Mitochondria Symposium, who participates in this survey to win a Westwood Stay-Cation which includes


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Speakers & Guests

José Antonio Enríquez Domínguez, PhD
Professor,  National Center for
Cardiovascular Investigations (CNIC),
Madrid, Spain  

    David Chan                   David Nathonson          Volkmar Weissig                        Anthony J. Molina                                Ebru Erbay

Industry Partner Spotlight Presentation by Amgen

Georgios Karamanlidis, Senior Scientist


          "When and How to Approach Pharma/Industry"                  A Detailed Workshop

Presented by Mark Wisniewski, MS, MBA, Senior Director, Bio-pharmaceuticals  UCLA Technology Development Group

In this Workshop, you will learn:

  • Industry Research Funding Trends             

  • Top Industry Sponsors

  • Top Investigators

  • PI Funding Sources: How Can You Benefit?

  • What are the Benefits of Collaboration with Industry?

  • What is the Rationale for Industry Sponsorship?

  • What kind of Collaborative Projects are there Between Industry and Academia?

  • Why Industry Doesn't Sponsor My Lab

And so much more!!!!!


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UCLA Mitochondrial and Metabolism Core

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UCLA DGSOM  Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology (DMMP)


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UCLA Geffen Hall, Room B36

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

885 Tiverton Drive, Room B36

10833 Le Conte Ave (for GPS)

Los Angeles, CA 90095