​Second Annual CPGLO Summit

March 6 - 7, 2017 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography & 

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Summit goals:
1.  Establish cross-disciplinary connections by promoting interactions among faculty, staff, and trainees interested in hypoxia research across various time domains;
2.  Exchange ideas regarding integrative research efforts;
3.  Set the foundation for interdisciplinary grant proposals (see Post-Summit Opportunities).


Please complete the Participant Form to register for CPGLO Summit events. 


Monday, March 6, 2017

Martin Johnson House

Building T29

8840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037

9:00 - 9:45 Optional wellness activity (yoga)

9:30 - 10:00 Registration/check-in

10:00 - 10:35 Welcome

10:35 - 11:00 

Jay Storz

Susan J. Rosowksi Professor

School of Biological Science

University of Nebraska

"Is it adaptive to have an increased hemoglobin-oxygen affinity at high altitude? Insights from comparative studies"

11:00 - 11:25 

Cynthia Beall

Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology

Case Western University

"Genetics and the reproductive success of Tibetan women"

11:30 - 12:20 Lunch

12:20 - 12:45 

Sara Mednick

Associate Professor

University of California, Riverside

"Boosting mechanisms of sleep-dependent memory"

12:45 - 1:00 

Trey Ideker

Professor of Genetics, Department of Medicine

University of California, San Diego

"Systems Biology"

1:00 - 2:00 Speed meetings

2:00 - 3:00 Short presentations

3:00 - 4:30 Happy hour poster session

4:30 - 5:00 Closing remarks

5:00 - 6:00 Dinner

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MET Auditoriums and 2nd Floor Conference Rooms, UC San Diego School of Medicine 

9:00 - 9:45 Optional Pain Away wellness activity (techniques to alleviate aches, tension; ergonomic solutions, etc.)

MET 209 

9:30 - 10:00 Registration/check-in 

MET Courtyard 

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome

MET Upper Auditorium

10:05 - 10:30 

Bill Milsom

Department of Zoology

University of British Columbia

"Divergent strategies in birds for obtaining oxygen in hypoxic environments"

10:30 - 10:55 

Gordon Mitchell

Department of Physical Therapy and Neuroscience

University of Florida

"Intermittent hypoxia induces neuro-motor plasticity"

10:55 - 11:15 Break 

MET 209

11:15 - 11:30 

Tom Brusaert

Professor of Exercise Science

Syracuse University

"Revisiting the Quechua high-altitude adaptive phenotype: Exploration of an old question using a new large Peruvian genotype-phenotype data set"

11:30 - 12:00 

Robert Owens

Assistant Clinical Professor

Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine

UC San Diego School of Medicine

"Using control of breathing to understand sleep apnea pathogenesis"

12:00 - 12:20 Breakout session explanation

12:20 - 1:30 Lunch

MET 209

12:35 - 1:15 Optional Lunch and Learn with Kristen Jepsen: "Accessing Genomics Resources at UC San Diego"

MET 207

1:30 - 2:30 Breakout Session 1 (MET 211) or 2 (MET 212)

2:30 -2:45 Break

MET 209

2:45 - 3:45 Breakout Session 3 (MET 213) or 4 (MET 214)

3:45 - 4:00 Break

MET 209

4:00 - 5:00 Summary presentations

MET Lower Auditorium

5:00 - 5:30 Discussion; Post-Summit Opportunities

Poster Session

Please indicate on the Participant Form if you are interested in presenting a poster 3 - 4:30pm Monday at the Martin Johnson House.

Short Presentations

Please indicate on the Participant Form if you are interested in presenting a short presentation (two slides, four minutes) 2-3pm Monday at the Martin Johnson House.

Cassondra Williams, PhD 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
“Extreme variation in arterial partial pressure of oxygen in freely diving red-eared sliders”
Kim Hammond, PhD
UC Riverside
"Lung phenotypic plasticity in hypoxia deer mice"

Sean Wilson, PhD 
Loma Linda University 
“High altitude gestation and prenatal programming of the sheep lung”
David Natale, PhD 
UC San Diego, Department of Reproductive Medicine  
“Investigating the role of oxygen in placental development and pathology”

UC San Diego, Department of Pediatrics
"Investigating the lung as a sensory organ using a genetic approach in mice"
Aashish Jha, PhD
Stanford, Department of Medicine 
“Diet and environment mediated adaptations in the Himalayas”
Amy Cole, PhD candidate
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
“Identifying and characterizing signals of selection in native high altitude populations”
Lu Wu, MD candidate 
UC San Diego, Department of Medicine, Division of Physiology
“Shared genetic signals of adaptation in Tibetan and Andean highlanders and epigenetic implications”
Sue Hopkins, MD, PhD
UC San Diego, Department of Medicine, Divisions of Physiology and Department of Radiology 
“High-altitude pulmonary edema: insights from functional imaging”
Jeremy Orr, MD 
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine 
 “Implications of periodic breathing at altitude”
Eran Mukamel, PhD 
UC San Diego, Department of Cognitive Science 
“New contexts and potential roles for DNA methylation in brain development and plasticity”
Laura Crotty-Alexander, MD 
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine 
“E-cigarettes versus hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) in pulmonary endothelial cells: both fascinating!”
Omar Mesarwi, MD 
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
“Hypoxia as a mediator of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease”
Dan Cannon, PhD 
San Diego State University, School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
“Carbon monoxide releasing molecules to target skeletal myofiber function in pulmonary arterial hypertension”
George Perdrizet, MD, PhD, FACS
UC San Diego, Department of Emergency Medicine
“Inflammatory hypoxia: A common barrier to oxygen delivery to tissues”

Breakout Sessions

Please visit our Resources page regarding Breakout Sessions.

Post-Summit Opportunities

Please visit our Resources page regarding Post-Summit Opportunities.

Parking and Shuttle Information

Gilman Parking Structure (Gilman Drive and Russell Lane) is located near the MET building in the School of Medicine.  This fee-based lot is often full, so please use the shuttle or alternative transportation if possible.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Shuttle  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Shuttle provides free service between the main UC San Diego campus and the Martin Johnson House at SIO.  The shuttle runs counterclockwise from the Mandeville Auditorium on main campus to SIO every 15 minutes for most of the day (every 30 minutes between 6:30pm and 9pm).  Look for the "S" sign on the shuttle dashboard.  Exit from the Shuttle at the Fisheries Stop, just west of Parking Lot P014. Walk north to the stair case that heads towards the ocean. Staying outside the buildings, follow the stairs to ground level, past Isaac's Hall on the right, and veer left towards Martin Johnson House (T29) Building 8840. You may also exit the shuttle, walk north to Biological Grade, and head south down the road towards the ocean and onto a path along the coast to the Martin Johnson House.

Parking near Scripps Institute of Oceanography  Very limited UCSD A and B parking permit spots are available at P011, P012, P013 and directly across the Fisheries Shuttle Stop in P014.  A few participants have volunteered to drive people from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) back to cars parked on main campus following dinner Monday evening. Please email if you are interested in a ride back up the hill. SIO Shuttle services are also available until 9pm (see above).

Street parking may be found on public streets adjacent to the SIO campus (on La Jolla Shores Drive) or at La Jolla Shores Beach/Kellogg Park, a short walk to the Scripps campus. Please take note of parking restrictions (e.g., short term, one-hour parking); full day parking is difficult to find.

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