Discovery Night

John Williams

Wednesday, January 31



University Club atop Symphony Towers

Join San Diego’s tech and biotech community for an exclusive networking cocktail reception 

Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center

Renowned composer John Williams returns to conduct the San Diego Symphony in selections from some of his most famous film scores including Star WarsHarry Potter and many more. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the San Diego Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programs

VIP Intermission Reception sponsored by   






Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus; Qualcomm


Dr. Ivor Royston - President & CEO; Viracta Therapeutics, Inc.
Julia Brown -
 Director; Albireo Pharma and American Gene Technologies
Greg Lemke, PhD - Professor, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory; Salk Institute
Gregory M. McKee - Chief Executive Officer; CONNECT
Joseph Panetta - President and CEO; BIOCOM
Donald Rosenberg - Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Qualcomm
Colette Carson Royston - Managing Member; Carson Royston Group, LLC








J. Samuel Armstrong - Advisor for Wells Fargo; Cancer Center Board
Nicholas Arthur - CEO; LuZika
Dawn Barry
 - Vice President of Applied Genomics at Illumina
Steve Bjorg - Founder, MindTouch Inc.
Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD - President; Salk Institute
Jim Blair, PhD - Partner; Domain Associates
David A. Brenner MD - Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine; UC San Diego 
Trevor M. Callan, CIMA, CPWA
- Managing Partner; Callan Capital
Edward A. Dennis, PhD – Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology, UCSD
Scott Foote - Managing Director, Pacific Southwest + Life Sciences West; Square 1 Bank
David Hale - Chairman & CEO; Hale BioPharmaVentures
Mike Nall - President and CEO; Biocept
Robert J. "Dr. Bob" Shillman, PhD - Chairman and Chief Culture Officer, Cognex Corporation
Robert E. Sobol, MD - CEO; Multivir, Inc.
Kristiina Vuori, MD, PhD - President and interim CEO; Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Harvey P. White - Chairman; SHW2 Enterprises 
M. Faye Wilson - Founder & CEO, WilsonBoyles & Company, LLC






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