Public Lectures

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Center for Healthy Aging offer free public lectures promoting physical and mental well-being and staying active throughout​ life. Join us for this popular series with renowned researchers and clinicians sharing their expertise with the lay community.

Lectures are held on the UC San Diego campus (DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION). These lectures are videotaped and air on UCSD TV and online, approximately two months after the lecture. This popular series has been viewed over 21 million times! 

Upcoming Public Lecture(s): 


SAVE THE DATE: January 25th, 5:30 PM

Follow Your Gut: Microbiome and Aging with Dr. Rob Knight
MET Auditorium, MET Building, UC San Diego

Rob Knight, PhD explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses — and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. Join him as he will discuss the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases.

Dr. Knight  is a Professor in the Division of Biological Science, with an additional appointment in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of California San Diego. He was chosen as one of 50 HHMI Early Career Scientists in 2009, is a Senior Editor at the ISME Journal, a member of the Steering Committee of the Earth Microbiome Project, and a co-founder of the American Gut Project.


Directions & Parking:

Please visit our directions and parking page, for maps and directions to our public lectures.
Unfortunately, we no longer provide parking permits to public lecture attendees (unless otherwise noted). Please purchase a permit from a kiosk at any parking structure at UCSD or park in a metered space. You can learn more about UCSD visitor parking at:

If you are interested in sponsoring a Stein Public Lecture, please contact Danielle Glorioso, LCSW at or 858-246-0767.