Second Annual Sustainability Research Symposium

As the second-ever, cross-disciplinary research symposium at UC San Diego to focus exclusively on issues related to sustainability, the ISC Sustainability Research Symposium will serve to highlight the work of undergraduate researchers while also showcasing ways in which researchers at all levels can conduct research in a more sustainable manner. From poster presentations to Green Labs outreach, the symposium will be packed full of opportunities for students and researchers to learn more about how to get involved in the sustainability community on campus and about current research efforts seeking to address issues like climate change, pollution, environmental degradation and more.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Stephen Mayfield is director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, and Food and Fuel for the 21st Century organized research unit at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the molecular genetics of green algae, and on the production of high value recombinant proteins and bio-products using algae as a production platform. Steve received BS degrees in Biochemistry and Plant Biology from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from UC Berkeley.  Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva Switzerland he returned to California as an assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute where he remained for 22 years becoming the Associate Dean of Biology before joining UC San Diego in 2009.  In addition to running his research group and university research centers, Steve also founded Rincon Pharmaceutical in 2005, Sapphire Energy in 2007, Triton Health and Nutrition in 2013, and Algenesis Materials in 2016.

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