Skin Microbiome Event

Upcoming event on the skin microbiome and product commercialization, featuring Prof. Rob Knight and Prof. Richard Gallo from UCSD – Sept. 20   [read more]

Get involved: The Wet Lab has open positions

If you have a passion for science and education, please consider joining our team!

See available volunteer positions below...   [read more]

The Future of Bird Ecology at the Salton Sea

The Salton Sea is California’s largest lake, located 85 miles northeast of San Diego.  More bird species visit the wildlife refuge at the Salton Sea each than any other wildlife refuge in the western United States each year, but imminent water-loss and water quality decline threaten the future of this ecosystem. The lake is expected to shrink to almost half of its current size by 2030, resulting in ecological impacts at the Salton Sea that mimic future climate-change scenarios in regions across the planet, but on a much faster timescale.  Many management sol...   [read more]

La Jolla Cove Microbial Diversity Project

A citizen science study by the SD Wet Lab

Attention all beach lovers! Have you ever wondered what bacteria you are swimming with?

You can help citizen scientists survey the microbial ecosystem of La Jolla Cove, an iconic swimming beach in Southern California, where humans, wildlife, and the physical environment interact in complex ways.


The Project

La Jolla Cove is an iconic swimming beach popular with tourists and locals. Known for its abundant marine mammals, sea birds, and fish, and neighboring a busy urban area, the Cove is a microcosm for the complex inter...   [read more]

Journal Club

Scientific inquiry, ideas and design are fueled by engaged and informed dialogue and debate. The Wet Lab hosts monthly Journal Club meetings to foster intellectual camaraderie between our members, to keep up to date with the latest discoveries, and/or to discuss a specified topic of interest.

Each Journal Club will have a presenter who will choose the topic of discussion, provide any materials pertaining to the topic, and lead the discussion.

All participants must come prepared to debate, discuss and synthesize new ideas, as we hang out in a coffee house or a brewery...   [read more]

The Wet Lab’s Science Lecture Series – Free!

To connect Biophiles and the public to professional scientists in San Diego, The Wet Lab hosts a Science Lecture Series every 1st Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

See our Lecture Events page for upcoming lectures

See our Meetup page for a list of recent lectures

A history of lectures prior to October 2017 can be found here.

If you are interested in speaking at our lecture series, please email   [read more]

The Wet Lab’s Science Workshops

San Diego DIY Bio offers regular workshops to educate curious, aspiring biologists about scientific methods and techniques.  Workshops are held on Saturdays at 3 PM at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

See our Workshop Events page for our upcoming workshops.

See our Meetup page for a list of recent workshops.

A history of workshops prior to October 2017 are listed here....   [read more]