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About the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

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The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2014 by Dean LaFerla with the goal of sharing with the public the important research being conducted at UCI BioSci. Held quarterly, these events have become one of the best examples of UC Irvine’s public outreach. Each lecture features a renowned expert who presents their latest findings and insights on a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge biomedical research to groundbreaking discoveries in environmental science. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the scientific advancements that are shaping our world. The series not only highlights the innovative work being done at UCI but also fosters a sense of community and collaboration between researchers, students, and the public.

Upcoming Lecture

There are currently no scheduled events for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture. Check back Fall 2024.

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Past Lectures

View previous lectures and talks. Each lecture showcases the groundbreaking work of Dunlop BioSci scientists and thought leaders who have shared their insights on a wide range of topics within biological sciences.

Photo of Dean LaFerla giving opening remarks at a Deans Distinguished Lecture