The Tokyo Office Grand Opening Symposium and Reception takes place
at the Nihonbashi Life Science Building in Tokyo, Japan.




15:30 – 16:00

Symposium Registration & Networking

9F Seminar Room

16:00 – 16:05

Opening Remarks

Miwako Waga

Director, International Outreach
Office of Research Affairs
UC San Diego

16:05 – 16:10

Sandra A. Brown

Vice Chancellor, Research Affairs
UC San Diego

16:10 – 16:25

Albert P. Pisano

Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego

16:25 – 16:40

Robert S. Sullivan

Rady School of Management
UC San Diego

16:40 – 16:55

Larry Morgan

Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego

16:55 – 17:10

David R. Vera

Professor, Department of Radiology
Molecular Imaging
UC San Diego

17:10 – 17:25

Martin Marsala

Professor, Department of Anestesiology
UC San Diego
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

17:25 – 17:40

Tomoko Hayashi, Ph.D.

Project Scientist, Moores Cancer Center
UC San Diego


Symposium Adjourns

17:30 – 18:00

Reception Registration & Networking

2F Large Conference Room

18:00 – 20:00

Reception & Speeches

  • Opening Remarks - Miwako Waga
  • VC Sandra A. Brown
  • Dean Albert P. Pisano
  • Dean Robert Sullivan
  • Mr. Andrew Wylegala, Minister-Councelor for Commercial Affairs, American Embassy Tokyo
  • Dr. Nikia Clarke, Director, World Trade Center San Diego, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Mr. Takashi Ueda, Executive Managing Officer, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. – KANPAI
  • Dr. Yuko Harayama, Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office of Japan; Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
  • Professor Toshinori Nakayama​, ​Vice-President & Dean, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University
  • Professor Kan (Hiroshi) Suzuki, The University of Tokyo and Keio University; Special Advisor to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology