Sharing Important UCI BioSci Research with Our Community

Keeping You Informed

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.


Quarterly Event

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series takes place every quarter, three times a year. Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe to receive our save the dates and register early!

Groundbreaking Research

Learn about ground breaking research in the School of Biological Sciences from our faculty members. We feature faculty from BioSci’s four departments: Neurobiology & Behavior, Developmental & Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

About Dean LaFerla

Chancellor’s Professor Frank LaFerla was named Dean of UCI BioSci in 2014. One of Dean LaFerla’s passions is sharing the research happening in UCI BioSci, he ardently supports his Distinguished Lecture Series. Learn more about the dean by clicking here.

Upcoming Lectures

Virtual Events Until Further Notice

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    COVID 19 – Moving Beyond the Pandemic

    Join us on Thursday, Feb. 4 to hear from researchers at UCI’s School of Biological Sciences and of Public Health and from DiaSorin Molecular LLC as they discuss developments in their areas of expertise and...

    February 4, 2021, 4:00 pm

A lecture will be announced soon – stay tuned for more details!

Past Speakers and Videos

Discussion Panel on COVID-19

February 4, 2021
COVID 19 – Moving Beyond the Pandemic:
A Discussion on Research, New Strains, Testing, Neurological Challenges and Vaccines
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Thomas E. Lane, PhD

November 12, 2020
COVID-19 and the Impact on the Central Nervous System
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Craig Stark, PhD

February 25, 2020
Why Does Our Memory Decline With Age (and can we do anything about it)?
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