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Seventh Annual CPGLO Summit

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Schedule: TBD

Summit Goals

1. Establish cross-disciplinary connections by promoting interactions among faculty, staff, and trainees interested in evolutionary insights and clinical applications of hypoxia research;
2. Exchange ideas regarding integrative research efforts;
3. Set the foundation for interdisciplinary grant proposals.


Previous Events

Sixth Annual CPGLO Summit

Thursday, June 16, 2022

(Online Event)


10:00 a.m. Optional Wellness Activity

10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Welcome from Co-Directors

10:40 - 11:15a.m.
Graham Scott, PhD - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Department of Biology
"Integrative mechanisms of hypoxia adaptation in high-altitude deer mice"

11:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Colleen Julian, PhD - University of Colorado, Department of Medicine-Bioinformatics
"The Antenatal Exposures and Non-Communicable Disease (ANDES) Study"

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Short Presentations

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. CANCELLED
Erik Swenson, MD - University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Editor in Chief, High Altitude Medicine and Biology

1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Douglas Conrad, MD, and Amy Non, PhD - University of California, San Diego
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and Department of Anthropology "Questioning the value of race in lung function reference equations for prediction of lung abnormalities and shortness of breath"

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session/Trainee Presentations

Fifth Annual CPGLO Summit

Friday, June 4, 2021

(Online Event)


9:30 a.m. Optional Wellness Activity

10:00 a.m. Welcome from Co-Directors

10:10 - 10:35 a.m.
Allyson Hindle, PhD - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Integrative Physiology
"Linking the Development of Diving Ability to Regulatory RNA Expression in the Weddell Seal"

10:35 - 11:00 a.m.
Adam R. Wende, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
"Combined Transcriptomics and Methylomics to Define Etiologies of Human Heart Failure"

11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 - 11:50 a.m. Short Presentations

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CoBAD presentation: Tracy Baker, PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Comparative Biosciences
"Maternal Intermittent Hypoxia Reprograms Adult Respiratory Control and the Gut Microbiome in Male Offspring"

*separate CoBAD registration/zoom link:

1:35 - 2:00 p.m.
Gabriel Haddad, MD - University of California, San Diego
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Scientific Officer at Rady Children's Hospital
"Human Adaptations to High Altitude: Molecular Underpinnings"

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
"COVID-19: Clinical Studies and Focus on Health Disparities"

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Happy Hour Breakout Session/Trainee Presentations


CPGLO Summit Concept, Vocabulary List

Fourth Annual CPGLO Summit

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Martin Johnson House
Building T29
8840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037


7:30-8:30 Wellness Activity

8:00-8:45 Registration and Check-in

9:00-9:10 Welcome (Gregg Semenza's talk canceled; to be rescheduled)

9:10-9:35 "Adaptation to Altitude: From Mount Everest to Machu Picchu"
Tatum S. Simonson, PhD
Assistant Professor, CPGLO Founder and Co-Director
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

9:35-10:00 "The Hypoxia Inducible Factor Pathway in Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathogenic Role of Egln1 & Hif-2a"
Jason X. -J. Yuan, MD, PhD
Profesor and Section Chief of Physiology
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

10:00-10:30 Break, Interactive Speed Meetings

10:30-11:00 "Fetal Hypoxia and Cardiac Programming: An Integrated -omics Approach"
Lubo Zhang, PhD
Professor & Director of the Center for Perinatal Biology
Division of Pharmacology School of Medicine
Loma Linda University

11:00-11:30 "Molecular Mechanisms that Mediate Acute Sensing of Blood Oxygen"
Andy Chang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

11:30-12:00 "A Single Gene Mutation May Have Helped Humans Become Optimal Long-Distance Runners"
Ellen C. Breen, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Section of Physiology
University of California, San Diego

12:00-1:00 Lunch

(12:30-1:00 Optional Lunch and Learn: "Accessing -Omics Resources at UC San Diego"
Amanda Birmingham, Acting Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics)

1:00-2:00 Short Presentations

2:00-2:45 Clinical Implications of Hypoxemia

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 CPGLO Co-Directors Discussion

3:30-4:00 "Lessons from Tibet" Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, Jigme Lingpa Center San Dieg

4:00-5:00 Happy Hour Poster Session

2019 CPGLO Summit Concept, Vocabulary List

Third Annual CPGLO Summit

Friday, April 20, 2018

Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Building T29
8840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037


7:30-8:30 Wellness Activity

8:00-8:45 Registration and Check-in

8:45-9:00 Welcome from CPGLO Co-Directors
Opening remarks: John West, MD, PhD, DSc, Emeritus Professor
Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

9:00-9:20 "Atmospheric oxygen" discussion
Jeff Severinghaus, PhD, Professor, Geosciences Research Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The human physiological impact of global deoxygenation (Martin, et al. 2016)

10:20-10:40 "Blood oxygen affinity: does it matter?"
Tobias Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Bioscience - Zoophysiology
Aarhus University

10:40-11:00 "Blood flow, microcapillaries, and hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) target gene products of Sherpas and lowlanders residing at 3800m in Nepal"
Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor,
Department of Anthropology
Case Western Reserve University

11:00-11:20 Break 11:20-11:40 "Chronic mountain sickness in Andean highlanders"
Francisco Villafuerte, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

11:40-12:00 "Genomic investigations of physiological adaptation in highland deer mice"
Zac Cheviron, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of BiologyUniversity of Montana

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Optional Science Friday radio hour: Diving Deep To Appreciate The Spleen with Melissa Ilardo and Cynthia Beall)

(12:30-1:00 Optional Lunch and Learn: "Accessing 'omics resources at UC San Diego" Kristen Jepsen, PhD, Director of the Institute of Genomic Medicine)

1:00-2:00 Short Presentations

2:00-2:30 "The ecology of transdisciplinary team science"
Dan Stokols, PhD, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior; Urban Planning and Public Policy, School of Social Ecology; and Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine 

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Dr Stokols' book, Social Ecology in the Digital Age is available from Academic Press/Elsevier, with 30% discount in 2018 with flyer, thanks Dan!

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Grant Session and Discussion with Sharon Franks, PhD, Office of Research Affairs/Research Proposal
Development Service

3:30-4:00 "Transcriptome profiling of the severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension"
Jason Yuan, MD, PhD, Professor, Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences
University of Arizona

4:00-5:00 Happy Hour Poster Session

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

Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Building T298840 Biological Grade, San Diego, CA 92037 


Parking and Shuttle Information

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.

Weather in La Jolla, CA
Bring layers as some events will take place outside in the cool ocean breeze.