The Lundquist Institute Releases Its 2020 Year in Review

In a Year Dominated by the Global COVID Pandemic, The Institute Kept Moving Forward



LOS ANGELES — The Lundquist Institute, a world leader in biomedical research, today released its 2020 Year in Review video. 2020 was an unparalleled year and given the challenge of working against the backdrop of the global COVID pandemic, the Institute had one of its most outstanding years ever.

In 2020, the Institute conducted eight major COVID-related clinical trials, recruited its third class of PhD students, had 38 of its investigators ranked in the top 2 percent of scientists in the world, went virtual with its 44th annual High School Summer Fellows program, inaugurated a thought-provoking series of online Community Science webinars, launched a new quarterly magazine and a new internal newsletter, posted billboards in key L.A areas telling its inspiring story, received unanimous approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for its 15-acre Biosciences Technology Park, and honored three world-renowned physician-scientists at its 17th annual Legends event.

“2020 will go down in the record books in so many ways,” says Dr. David Meyer, the President and CEO of the Institute. “We were able to navigate with agility through the unprecedented pandemic and we demonstrated our values when faced with exceptional challenges. I applaud our investigators, our administrative team, and all our employees for pivoting rapidly and strategically while moving ahead with our key priorities. I invite our community and the public to view our Year in Review video which highlights our remarkable successes this past year. I already see that 2021 will be even more productive as we continue to focus on our core strength of biomedical innovation."