Frontiers in Science & Technology

The Frontiers in Science & Technology program series aims to enhance the dialogue between the business community and San Diego’s leading scientists, engineers and researchers. These monthly conversations provide access to a number of cutting-edge research efforts underway within San Diego’s leading institutes and seeks to showcase industry-academic early research collaborations.

“CONNECT has set a nationwide standard for programs and resources necessary for entrepreneurs and innovators to take ideas from concepts to markets. How technology moves forward is featured in their unique Frontiers in Science program series…The topics are contemporary and the people attending are making valuable new connections.”

Bryan Bjorndal
President and CEO
Assure Controls, Inc.


Past presenters include (chronologically):

What Happens to your Research when Gravity is Removed from the Equation? International Space Station: a unique research environment
Justin Kugler , Business Development Manager, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, and Dr. Kathleen Morse, Founder, Advanced Materials Applications LLC.
Slides: Gumstix in Space_Connect        Slides: Science in Space Intro 2014 CASIS

The Behind-the-Scene Story of MiP, an engaging self-balancing robot developed in partnership between WowWee and the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab
Thomas Bewley, Ph.D. Director, UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

Smart Skin Wireless Sensors and Analytics in the Cloud to Advance the
Frontiers of Wearable Health

Todd Coleman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego; Principal Investigator, Neural Interaction Lab

Digital Doctoring: Lowering the Cost of Healthcare Through Innovation
Joseph M. Smith, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer, West Wireless Health Institute

Conquering Diabetes: The Pursuit of a Cure

Matthias von Herrath, Director, Center for Diabetes Research and Professor, Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

The Research Behind Vyndaqel: The First Approved Treatment for a Rare Neurodegenerative Disease
Jeffery Kelly, Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry; Chairman, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Treating Drug Addiction with Vaccines: Myths and Reality
Kim Janda, Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Immunology; Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Chair in Chemistry, Immunology and Microbial Science; Director, Worm Institute of Research and Medicine; The Scripps Research Institute

Leading the Sustainability Revolution: UC San Diego’s Secret Weapon
Byron Washom, Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego

From Stem Cells to Neurons: Alternative Splicing in Action
Gene Yeo Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego

It’s Raining Data! Coping with the Exponential Deluge
Michael Norman, Ph.D., Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center; Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics; Director, Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics, UC San Diego

Back From the Brink: The Science of Resuscitation
Daniel Davis, M.D., Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine; Director, Center for Resuscitation Science; UC San Diego Medical Centers

Biophotonics: Lighting Up Life
Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Neurology of Taste
Thomas Scott, Ph.D., Vice President for Research; Dean, Graduate Affairs, San Diego State University