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ARCS 2018 SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR DINNER

 

Honoring Fred “Rusty” Gage, Ph.D.

President

and

Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics
The Salk Institute

 

Thursday – October 4, 2018

 


6:00 p.m. Reception & ARCS Scholars’ Research Poster Session
7:15 p.m. Dinner
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr., San ego, C

Fred “Rusty” H. Gage, Ph.D., Interim President and Adler Professor in the Laboratory  of Genetics, joined The Salk Institute in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in 1976 from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gage's work concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. His lab showed that human beings are capable of growing new nerve cells throughout life, in a process called neurogenesis. Gage’s team explores how these cells can be prompted to become mature, functioning nerve cells in the adult brain and spinal cord. He also showed that environmental enrichment and physical exercise can enhance the growth of new brain cells. The team also continues to study the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurogenesis to find possible avenues to repair damaged or aging brains.  In addition, Gage’s lab also models human neurological and psychiatric disease in vitro using human stem cells and studies the genomic mosaicism that exists in the brain as a result of mobile elements that are active during neurogenesis.  Gage’s research has also revealed that mobile sequences of DNA called “jumping genes” are active in neural stem cells contributing to genomic mosaicism. Specifically, he is interested in how this mosaicism (different sets of genes within a single organism) may lead to differences in brain function between individuals. Prior to joining Salk, Dr. Gage was a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and American Philosophical Society, a foreign member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Dr. Gage has served as President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2002, and President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research 2011-2012.  Dr. Gage was named Interim President of the Salk Institute in January 2018.

Keynote by Dr. Mary Walshok – “Talent: The Secret to Innovative Regions”
Associate Vice Chancellor for public programs and Dean of Extension University of California, San Diego
 
Mary Walshok Ph.D., author, educator, researcher, and Associate Vice Chancellor for public programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California, San Diego, Ms. Walshok is the author of six books and more than 100 articles and reports on aligning workforce development with regional economic growth. She oversees a $50 million, 
200-employee division that annually serves more than 65,000 enrollees through innovative local and online programs, including UCSD-TV and UCTV, which reaches over 22 million households.

 


 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

DIAMOND

 

PLATINUM

GOLD

 

SILVER

BRONZE

 


 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

We invite you to join us in sponsoring this event to recognize Dr. Gage’s leadership in San Diego’s research community and to support our ARCS Scholars, the San Diego region’s next generation of scientists, engineers, medical practitioners and entrepreneurs.  All donations are tax-deductible, minus the fair market value of dinner tickets you use.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Diamond Sponsor

$10,000

Recognition (Name & Logo) as Diamond Sponsor on:

Event Invitation as Title Sponsors
Event Program and Audio Visual Presentation
Event press materials
ARCS Member materials
ARCS Website with 
hyperlink to your company or organization website

Photo Opportunity with the Scientist of the Year Honoree
Member of Event Honorary Committee
You will receive eight tickets to attend the dinner
Your sponsorship will underwrite two ARCS Scholars to attend the dinner

Platinum Sponsor
$7,500

Recognition (Name & Logo) as Platinum Sponsor on:

Event Program and Audio Visual Presentation
Event press materials
ARCS Member materials
ARCS website with 
hyperlink to your company or organization website

Photo Opportunity with the Scientist of the Year Honoree
Member of Event Honorary Committee
You will receive six (6) tickets to attend the event.
Your sponsorship will underwrite two (2)ARCS Scholars to attend the event

Gold Sponsor

$5,000

Recognition (Name & Logo) as Gold Sponsor on:

 Event Program and Audio Visual Presentation
ARCS member materials
ARCS website with hyperlink to your company or organization website

You will receive four (4) tickets to the dinner
Your sponsorship will underwrite two (2) ARCS Scholars to attend the event

Silver Sponsor

$2,500

Recognition (Name & Logo) as Silver Sponsor on:

Event Program and Audio Visual Presentation
Event materials for ARCS members
ARCS website with hyperlink to your company or organization website

You will receive two (2) tickets to attend the event
Your sponsorship will underwrite two (2) ARCS Scholars to attend the event  

Bronze Sponsor

$1,000

Recognition (Name & Logo) as Bronze Sponsor on:

Event Program and Audio Visual Presentation
Event Materials for ARCS members
ARCS website with hyperlink to your company or organization website

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

 June Chocheles, ARCS San Diego Chapter Director of Business Giving – chochelesconsulting@cox.net

or

Joy Kirsch, ARCS San Diego Chapter Vice President for Development -  joy.kirsch@yahoo.com