Michael Kriegler Memorial Lecture Series

Friday, February 10, 2017 | 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Rady School of Management

Beyster Auditorium, 1st Floor

Guest Lecturer: Craig Venter, Ph.D.
Human Longevity and Preventative Medicine

Please join us for the 2017 Michael Kriegler Memorial Lecture featuring an inspirational and thought-provoking lecture by Dr. Craig Venter, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Rady alum Dr. Ashley Van Zeeland.

J. CRAIG VENTER, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. He is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a San Diego-based genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI’s goal is to extend healthy human life by revolutionizing human health and transforming the practice of medicine.


Ashley Van ZeelandASHLEY VAN ZEELAND, Ph.D., has significant experience leading innovative scientific programs, including groundbreaking work in the genetics of autism, neurodevelopmental disorders and other rare genetic pediatric diseases. She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles and MBA from the Rady School of Management at University of California, San Diego.


There will be a question and answer session following the lecture, followed by a reception in the courtyard.

About the Series

The Michael Kriegler Memorial Lecture Series was created to perpetuate Dr. Michael Kriegler's spirit and enthusiasm for science by establishing programs that educate and motivate students and scientists — just as Dr. Kriegler did throughout this life. To accomplish this, his wife, Jan Tuttleman, established this lecture series to bring together the San Diego biotech community with the University, the faculty and students to build relationships and to share ideas.

As many of you know, Jan was a member of our community, having graduated in our inaugural 2006 MBA class. Jan was a scientist, investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur. More impressively, as loving mother and wife, as social activist and human rights champion, Jan was a role model and inspiration for many in our Rady community, as well as the much broader community.

Limited hosted parking will be available on a first come, first-served basis. A parking map and directions will be emailed with your event confirmation one week prior to the presentation.

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