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Chao Lectureship Series

The 16th annual Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research hosts leading cancer researcher, David Baltimore, PhD, on Jan. 28 and 29, 2015. 

Dr. Baltimore is President Emeritus; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology and a Nobel Laureate in Medicine.



Community lecture

"Genes as Therapies"

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
5 p.m. reception
6 p.m. community lecture
Beckman Center, UC Irvine Campus
100 Academy Drive, Irvine
Contact: ChaoLectureRSVP@uadv.uci.edu or 714-456-5800

Scientific lecture

"MicroRNAs and Blood Cell Homeostasis"

Thursday, January 29, 2015
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nelson Auditorium
Lunch will be provided. For catering and planning purposes, please RSVP by January 12 to:
Contact: ChaoLectureRSVP@uadv.uci.edu or 714-456-5800


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About the speaker:

David Baltimore, PhD, revolutionized virology with the discovery of reverse transcriptase, an essential enzyme in the retroviruses that cause cancers and HIV in humans and animals. The Millikan Professor of Biology and president emeritus of the California Institute of Technology re-wrote genetic theory when he proved that information encoded in genes did not have to flow in just one direction - from DNA to RNA. In 1975, at the age of 37, Baltimore shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his independent research proving that the reverse transcriptase enzyme could synthesize DNA from RNA.

Over the course of an illustrious career, Baltimore has made seminal contributions in several different fields, including cancer biology, virology and immunology. He has received many honors for his pioneering cancer research including the National Medal of Science in 1999 from President Bill Clinton and the Warren Alpert Foundation Scientific Prize in 2001.

A gifted leader, Baltimore served nearly nine years as president of Caltech and earlier held esteemed positions as director of the Whitehead Institute at MIT and president of the Rockefeller University.