FDA CERSI Lecture Series

The CERSI Lecture series features presentations by investigators from all four CERSI academic institutions on current research in regulatory science. Below are the lectures presented by UCSF or Stanford faculty. For a complete listing of all CERSI Lectures, please visit the FDA’s CERSI Lecture Series website.


Speaker Talk Title Date

Janice B. Schwartz, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Voices of Diversity: Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions and Their Perspectives on Clinical Trials

(Recording not available)


Christopher Almond, MD, MPH
Stanford University

Pediatric Medical Devices - Challenges and Opportunities



Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Race & Genetic Ancestry in Medicine. A Time for Reckoning Racism



Atul Butte, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Precisely practicing medicine for COVID, from a half million tested patients and a trillion points of data


Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Streamlining Genetic Safety Analysis for Ex Vivo Genome Edited Cell Therapies: Creating Safe and Efficacious Cellular Drugs using Genome Editing




Leslie Wilson, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Advances in Patient Preference Information to Enhance Benefit-Risk Assessment: Learning from Case Studies


Joseph DeRisi, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

(Recording not available)


Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

OneSource Checklists: Tools for Integrating Care and Research and Catalyzing a Sea Change in the Practice of Medicine


Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD
Stanford University


Reproducibility in Medicine and Science


Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine

Patient-Specific Stem Cells for Precision Medicine


Christopher (Chris) Ré, PhD
Stanford University

DeepDive: A Data System for Macroscopic Science


Stephen Quake, PhD
Stanford University

A Molecular Stethoscope