Scripps Research Front Row Lecture Series: Cracking the Code of Chronic Inflammation

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Mark Sundrud, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research
Cracking the Code of Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system spins out of control, and leads to a host of devastating and incurable immune-mediated diseases. In his Front Row lecture, Mark Sundrud, PhD, will share how he and his colleagues are deciphering new networks of immune regulation that operate locally (in specific tissues), as opposed to globally (throughout the entire body), and how this can inform the development of safer, more targeted therapies for chronic inflammatory diseases that avoid the potentially life-threatening consequences of global immune suppression.

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WHO: Scripps Research invites the public to join a free virtual series of live science lectures, called Front Row.

WHAT: Scripps Research scientists share their discoveries and successes as they work to solve the most pressing challenges of modern human health. Researchers at the forefront of their fields share data and interactively answer questions about COVID-19, cancer, vision loss, chronic inflammation and more. Sign up for a seat in the Front Row and enjoy compelling presentations, and an insider’s look at what’s next in biomedical research.

WHERE: The series takes place entirely online, so guests can join from the comfort of their own homes, either over the phone or on the computer. Advance registration is required. For more information, email

WHEN: Each one-hour lecture begins at 1 p.m. PT, 4:00 p.m. ET.

WHY: What makes cancer so difficult to defeat? Why does the immune system sometimes misfire and attack healthy tissue? How does the eye turn light into information? Answering these questions helps scientists develop urgently needed new treatments for conditions awaiting better options. One of America’s great innovators, Scripps Research President and CEO Peter Schultz, PhD, kicks off the series with a talk on how the nonprofit biomedical institute has expanded the bounds of academic research to transform and accelerate drug development efforts, to address unmet medical needs around the world.

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