The Marvin A. Karasek Lectureship in Dermatology at Stanford was established in 2018 by a generous gift from Stanford Dermatology Faculty Member, Professor Marvin A. Karasek, with a goal to advancing progress in cutaneous biology and medicine.

2023 Lecturer - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD

Jean Tang, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Dermatology and her research focuses on genetic skin diseases such as Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome and Epidermolysis Bullosa. She studies new ways to treat and prevent NSMC and melanoma. Dr. Tang has led or co-led the conduct and completion of 6 investigator initiated clinical trials in BCC and EB. She received her MD/PhD from Stanford (Biophysics), completed her dermatology residency at Stanford, and then went to UCSF for a 3 year post-doc in mouse genetics, while simultaneously pursuing formal coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trial design in the KL2 CTSI program. (Learn More)

2018 Lecturer - Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD

Howard Chang, MD, PhD, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer and Genomics, directs the NIH Center of Excellence in Genomic Science: Center for Personal Dynamic Regulome at Stanford University. He has dedicated his career to understanding the system of switches that controls when and where a gene will turn on. His groundbreaking work promises to open a new world of RNA-based strategies against disease. (Learn More)

2019 Lecturer - Anthony E. Oro, MD, PhD

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, is a recognized leader in skin regeneration and cancer. For Dr. Anthony Oro, the skin offers a window to the inner workings of the human body. In his lab, Dr. Oro uses skin as a model for Precision Health, to understand the genetic basis of diseases and develop novel therapies for tissue regeneration, cancer and autoimmune conditions. (Learn More)