Scripps Seaside Forum, UC San Diego

UC San Diego's Center for Circadian Biology (CCB) will host its 12th Annual Circadian Biology Symposium. We have invited a select, stellar group of chronobiologists from around the country and beyond, and a few local colleagues, to speak at this symposium. Each year, the symposium attracts leaders in the field, with active participation from our 56 PIs within the CCB. We welcome and encourage registrants from your research personnel, other institutions, and industry.

Registration will be opening soon


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The aims of the conference are to:

  1. Provide participants with a comprehensive view of modern circadian biology.
  2. Exchange a broad spectrum of ideas and techniques in circadian biology.
  3. Promote interactions among the faculty and lab personnel of UC San Diego, Circadian Biology Center, the invited speakers, and other participants.
  4. Further acquaint the speakers, their groups, and other registrants with the depth and breadth of circadian biology research conducted at UC San Diego.

Confirmed Speakers

Gad Asher (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Brooks, John (UT Southwestern Medical Center)

Joanna Chiu (UC Davis)

Chiara Cirelli (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Jason DeBruyne (Morehouse School of Medicine)

Karyn Esser (University of Florida, College of Medicine)

Samer Hattar (National Institute of Mental Health)

Girardin Jean-Louis (University of Miami, School of Medicine)

Alex Keene (Texas A&M University)

Ryan Logan (Boston University School of Medicine)

Michael McCarthy (UC San Diego)

Connie Phong (Stanford Medicine)

Padmini Rangamani (UC San Diego)

Benjamin Smarr (UC San Diego)

Kristin Tessmar-Raible (Max Perutz Labs, University of Vienna)

Carlos Zarate (National Institute of Mental Health)

Amir Zarrinpar (UC San Diego)

Juleen Zierath (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)



Schedule coming soon




Registration will be opening soon

The Symposium will begin on Monday at 1:00pm with a half-day session. Tuesday & Wednesday are full-day sessions with Breakfast at 8:30am and sessions start at 9:00am. Wednesday evening concludes our event after the happy hour, banquet dinner, and final speaker.
  • 3-day registration includes: Monday refreshment break; Tuesday & Wednesday breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks; and Wednesday evening happy hour and banquet dinner.
  • Single-day registration includes: breakfast and lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday; and all refreshment breaks.
  • Banquet add-on includes: Wednesday evening happy hour and banquet dinner (bring a guest or single-day registration attendee).

Registration Fees: 

Reg Fees

For assistance with registration, please contact:

Pattie Stoughton
Research Administrator/Event Organizer
Center for Circadian Biology (CCB)
University of California, San Diego

Poster Session

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

We welcome our registered attendees to participate. We will have 4 prize awards valued at $75 each. One First Place poster award, and three Outstanding posters awards.

Submission guidelines coming soon


Poster prize winners of 2021

1st Place Poster:

Tara C. Delorme (Graduate Student, Cermakian & Srivastava labs, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) – The interaction between circadian disruption and a neurodevelopmental risk factor for schizophrenia

Our 3 Outstanding Posters:

Bharath Ananthasubramaniam (Research Scientist, Charite Medical University, Berlin, Germany) – Studies overestimate the extent of circadian rhythm reprogramming in response to metabolic changes

Leandro Casiraghi (Research Associate, Horacio de la Iglesia lab, University of Washington, Seattle) – Modulation of human sleep by the moon cycle under field conditions

Yafin Yao (Graduate Student, Rae Silver lab, Columbia University, New York) – The brain clock’s portal system: SCN-OVLT



Sponsorship Information - An exciting event and opportunity

The 12th Annual Symposium, hosted by the Center for Circadian Biology (CCB), at UC San Diego, Bringing together over 150 attendees for this 3-day event.

The symposium features an unparalleled breadth and depth of leading-edge research and groundbreaking biological timing discoveries in plants, animals and humans, and spans molecular biology to clinical applications. By sponsoring, you will join the Who’s Who in circadian research in this exciting venture and help us invent the future.

To become a sponsor or learn more, please contact:

Pattie Stoughton -

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For additional information, please contact:

Pattie Stoughton
Research Administrator
Center for Circadian Biology (CCB)
University of California, San Diego


Many thanks to our generous sponsors of 2022