Seaver Spotlight

Seaver Spotlight with Dr. Deepak Srivastava

Image of Dr. Deepak Srivastava in foreground with a blurred image of students working in background

"Hacking the Genetic Code to Treat Human Disease"

Deepak Srivastava, M.D., president of the nonprofit Gladstone Institutes, leads an elite biomedical research organization focused on heart, brain, viral and immunologic diseases, leveraging cutting edge technologies and data science to overcome some of humankind’s most devastating conditions. He will discuss some of the transformative work conducted at Gladstone and share some of his life experiences.

Srivastava also serves as director of the Roddenberry Stem Cell Center at Gladstone and is an attending pediatric cardiologist in UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital. He has identified several genetic causes of human heart disease and developed novel approaches for heart regeneration. He also co-founded several biotechnology companies to advance discoveries into clinical trials.

Seaver Spotlight is the college’s signature speaker series featuring leaders who share their experiences and career pathway as they seek to live a life of meaning and purpose.

Event Details:

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT
Featherston Life Sciences Building Auditorium (for current LMU students, faculty and staff)

*Alumni are invited to attend the event virtually. You will be send a Zoom link prior to the event.

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Past Seaver Spotlight Speakers

Learn more about the guests who have shared their stories with the Seaver Community as part of the Seaver Spotlight speaker series.

Guy Consolmagno

Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Director, Vatican Observatory

President, Vatican Observatory Foundation

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Stephen Speicher

Stephen Speicher, M.D.

Associate Medical Director of Patient Safety Programs, Flatiron Health

"Innovation in the Time of COVID-19"

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Steve Isakowitz

Steve Isakowitz

Aerospace Corporation President

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Ellen Pawlikowski

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Retired Four-Star General

"The Only Woman in the Room"

Friday, October 4, 2019

Featured panel of executives from San Diego Health Connect, Salesforce and UCLA Health standing with Dean Tina Choe.

"Electronic Health Records: Past, Present and Future Trends"

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Gwynne Dragon

Gwynne Shotwell

President and COO, SpaceX

Friday, September 21, 2018

Paul Viviano

Paul Viviano

President and CEO, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Chair, LMU Board of Trustees

"Do You Want to Hear God Laugh?"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Robert Sclabassi

Robert Sclabassi, M.D. '62

CEO, Computational Diagnostics, Inc.

Managing Partner, Clinical Neurophysiological Services, LLC

Director of Intraoperative Monitoring Services, Allegheny Health Network

"Life is Not Linear: How LMU Prepares You for the Curves"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Annette Walker

Annette Walker '79

President of Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health

Chief Executive, St. Joseph Health

"From Scientist to Strategist: A Mother's Journey"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dwayne Wilson

Dwayne Wilson '80

Vice President, FLOUR Corporation

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller '92

Propulsion Chief Technology Officer, SpaceX

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shira Shafir

Shira Shafir, Ph.D. '99

Director of Social Innovation & Impact, TOMS

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dorota Shortell

Dorota Shortell '98

President, Simplexity Product Development

"Success on Your Own Terms: Seizing Opportunity While Focusing on Your Priorities"

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christian DeVirgillio

Christian DeVirgilio, M.D. '82

Surgeon and Professor of Surgery

"From the Classroom to the Operating Room"

Thursday, November 6, 2014