The Annual Tetrad Retreat is the main interdisciplinary event of the year for our graduate program. It is important to make research accessible amongst colleagues. One of the hallmarks of UCSF is its interactive community, and the Annual Tetrad Retreat is a great opportunity to get together and share ideas. Attendees include faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and research associates. The conference takes the form of scientific talks and poster sessions. We also present awards to our outstanding teaching assistants at this event.


The 2024 Tetrad Annual Retreat will take place September 9-11, 2024 (note: this is a Mon-Wed) at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA!

  • DIRECTIONS:  The drive from San Francisco to Asilomar typically takes 2.5 hours.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Tetrad will provide a shuttle bus to transport entering first-year students to the retreat. Remaining seats will be offered to other registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis. We suggest other folks arrange carpools to the event site.
  • PARKING:  There is free parking on site.
  • REGISTRATION: Registration is now open! Please contact Veena Mohan ([email protected]) if you would like to register for the 2024 retreat.
  • POSTER SESSIONS: There is no specific size requirement for the posters. We will have poster boards that can hold 2 posters of up to 45”x45” on each side. The poster boards are Velcro-receptive fabric but we will also provide push pins and binder clips. Oversized posters will be attached with pins or clips to the easels. To KEEP your poster, take it back to your room when the poster session is over. To DISCARD your poster, put it in a trash bin. Posters left after a poster session are thrown away by the maintenance staff.
  • CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations after August 21, 2024 may be subject to full registration fees.
  • LATE REGISTRATIONS: We cannot guarantee space for anyone registering later than August 2, 2024
  • SCHEDULE: Please see schedule outline HERE. Final schedule (including invited speakers) will be released September 9, 2024.


SAVE the DATES! The 2025 Tetrad Retreat will be September 17-19 2025 @ Asilomar!