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23nd Annual Chao Lectureship

The Allen And Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research is hosted by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Join us for the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research to explore biomedical innovation
at the forefront of stem cell science with world-renowned physician-scientist George Q. Daley, MD, PhD.

February 1, 2023
Reception (5 pm) & Community lecture (6 pm)

February 2, 2023
Scientific LecturE (10 AM)

Extended Deadline to RegisterRegister by January 31, 2023. Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public.

Academic Medicine and Biomedical
Innovation at a Crossroads

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5 p.m. (Reception) | 6 p.m. (Lecture)

The Beckman Center
University of California, Irvine
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617


Pluripotent Stem Cells as a
Source of Blood Cell Therapies

Thursday, February 2, 2023
10 a.m. PST

Thorp Conference Center, Gross Hall, 4th Floor
University of California, Irvine
845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697


The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The lecture series provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for a list of past speakers.