The UCLA Undergraduate Computational and Systems Biology Seminar Series is aimed at supporting undergraduates in the Computational and Systems Biology Program by exposing students to professionals in the field. The series aims to support the professional interests of the students in the program by hosting speakers from the quantitative biology industries as well as academia. By hosting a diverse group of speakers, we hope to help students better understand and explore career paths available to them.


Annelise Werhel (Academic Counselor)

Upcoming Events

CaSB Research Expo

Thursday 10/28 4-6 PM in Hershey Hall 158

Looking for research? Join us for a poster session featuring computational biology labs from across campus! Learn about ongoing research projects at UCLA, meet faculty and lab members, and explore opportunities to get involved in research!

CaSB Track Info Session

Wednesday 11/3 4-5 PM via Zoom and Recorded

CaSB is in the process of revising the current concentrations for the major into new tracks. The revision is currently under review by the University, and we expect these changes to go live effective Winter 2022. This Info Session is designed to introduce students to the new tracks, go over the rationale behind the revision, talk about choosing and planning for courses, and answer any questions you may have. All students who will be held to the new track curriculum, pending final approval, are encouraged to attend. The event will also be recorded.

Past Seminars

Fall 2021

October 20th, 2021
4:00-5:00 PM
Strategies for Finding Research, In Partnership with the Undergraduate Research Center

Spring 2021

May 5th, 2021
4:00-5:00 PM
CaSB Virtual Grad School Panel

Winter 2021

February 8th, 2021
5:00-6:30 PM
CaSB Virtual Alumni Panel

February 17th, 2021
4:00-5:00 PM
CaSB Research Talk
Dr. Matteo Pellegrini, Professor
Dr. Aaron Meyer, Assistant Professor

Fall 2020

November 9th, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
Strategies for Finding Research

Spring 2020

April 8th, 2020
6:00-7:30 PM
CaSB Virtual Alumni Panel

Winter 2020

March 3rd, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
CaSB Research Talk
Dr. Eric Deeds, Associate Professor
Dr. Xia Yang, Associate Professor

Fall 2018

November 13th, 2018
Dr. Sri Kosuri
Assistant Professor UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Co-founder, Octant
“Perspectives on going back and forth between Academia and Industry”

October 16th, 2018
Dr. Llewellyn Cox
Founder and CEO, Bio-Built and Adjunct Professor in Translational Genomics at Keck School of Medicine
“New and Emerging Opportunities in the LA Bioscience Ecosystem”

Spring 2018

May 24th, 2018
Nandini Chitale
Amgen Inc.
“Designing a Career in Digital Health”