Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Learn from UCI BioSci faculty and distinguished guest speakers presenting timely topics related to the biology of disease, environment, sustainability, evolution and more.

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About the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

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 UCI’s public outreach.

Upcoming Lectures

Past Lectures

Featuring: Thomas Poulos, PhD

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February 2024
Designing Drugs for Human Diseases Using Structural Biology 

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Featuring: Aimee Edinger, VMD/PhD

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October 2023
Redirecting Cellular Traffic to Treat Cancer and Obesity 

November 2022
Looking to a Future Without Alzheimer’s:
A Discussion on Research, Challenges and Trends 

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February 2021
COVID 19 – Moving Beyond the Pandemic:
A Discussion on Research, New Strains, Testing, Neurological Challenges and Vaccines

Featuring: Michael J. Buchmeier, PhD, John Gerace, Thomas E. Lane, PhD, Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD, and Andrew Noymer, PhD. Moderated by BioSci Dean Frank M. LaFerla, PhD.

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Featuring: Thomas Lane, PhD

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November 2020
COVID-19 and the Impact on the Central Nervous System


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