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And listen as some of the world’s foremost scientists introduce you to the innovative medicines and treatments headed your way from Scripps Research. Each one-hour virtual lecture is free and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.


The world’s preeminent scientists at Scripps Research package these traits with their endless curiosity on a quest to solve the challenges of modern human health.

You’re invited to join them on their journeys. In this fourth season of our popular Front Row Lecture Series, you’ll discover how scientists are mapping the secret complexity of tumors to help defeat aggressive cancers. You’ll learn how studying the machinery of brain cells may lead to new treatments for vision loss. And you’ll be intrigued by a novel strategy to prevent or even reverse the chronic inflammation that underlies diseases of the skin, intestines or joints.

Explore the full menu of this season’s lecture topics below, then mark your calendar for a scientific adventure.

  • Overcoming arthritis: Science offers hope for removing achy joints from the aging equation

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

    In his Front Row lecture, Martin Lotz, MD, will discuss cutting-edge research on osteoarthritis, the form of arthritis typically associated with age-related deterioration of the joints or following joint injury. Lotz will discuss how he and other scientists are deciphering the underlying biology of how the body’s ability to maintain and repair cartilage changes with age; he will also share a number of promising possibilities for counteracting the onset of age-related arthritis. 
    Martin Lotz, MD

    Martin Lotz, MD

    Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Scripps Research