In the inaugural lecture of the 2024 Centennial Front Row series, President and CEO Peter Schultz will illuminate how Scripps Research is building on its storied past—a remarkable century of discovery and innovation—to establish a new paradigm for the future of science and medicine. Under Schultz’s leadership, Scripps Research is expanding its global impact by empowering exceptional […]

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 4:00 pm

As we age, learn and grow over our lifetimes, the brain continually responds and adapts to what we experience. In this Front Row lecture, Scripps Research Chair of the Department of Neuroscience Hollis Cline will reveal how sensory experiences shape the brain during development and aging—particularly visual experiences. Cline’s work has been critical in revealing how key […]

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Mental disorders like depression and schizophrenia affect the lives of millions of people around the world, and yet, available treatment options have remained the same for decades. In this free Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor Hugh Rosen will share how his pioneering research led to the development of the drug navacaprant, which precisely targets one […]

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 4:00 pm

All proteins have a correct way of “folding” themselves into their three-dimensional structures. When this folding process goes awry, including processes leading to protein misassembly, a number of devastating diseases can result. In this free Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor Jeffery Kelly will share how he is developing novel therapeutic strategies to target these protein misfolding […]

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Regenerative medicine involves harnessing the body’s own capacity to repair tissues and organs. In this free Front Row lecture, Associate Professor Michael Bollong will share how he is identifying and targeting the pathways controlling regeneration. By combining traditional drug discovery tools with modern biological techniques, Bollong and his lab are developing novel medicines that can intervene in […]

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Infectious diseases like tuberculosis and malaria pose an ever-increasing risk to communities around the world. Meanwhile, a lack of investment, long treatment protocols and drug resistance have stymied innovation in this area. In this free Front Row lecture, vice president of medicinal chemistry Arnab Chatterjee will discuss how the Calibr-Skaggs Institute of Innovative Medicines—the drug discovery […]

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm

The inner workings of the brain have eluded neuroscientists for ages—including how we perceive sensations such as touch, pain, sound and even blood flow. In this free in-person Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor and Nobel laureate Ardem Patapoutian will discuss the molecular sensors that enable the mind to interpret different physical and chemical stimuli. These discoveries—which […]

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

The mitochondria are well known for being cellular “powerhouses,” given their important role in energy generation. Yet, emerging research is now suggesting these organelles also play a key role as the stress-sensors for the cell. In this free Front Row lecture, Scripps Research assistant professor Danielle Grotjahn will explore how mitochondria change shape in response to different […]

Wednesday, October 16, 2024 at 4:00 pm

There are countless proteins that play a critical role in disease, yet they remain biologically impossible to target with therapeutics. In this free Front Row lecture, professor Benjamin Cravatt will explain how his large-scale protein profiling research and innovative technological approaches are helping identify novel therapeutic targets and drugs, notably those that have been previously deemed ‘undruggable.’ […]

Wednesday, December 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm