The Marvin A. Karasek Lectureship in Dermatology at Stanford was established in 2016 by a generous gift from Stanford Dermatology Faculty Member, Professor Marvin A. Karasek, with a goal to advancing progress in cutaneous biology and medicine.

From Science to Care:

The Promise of Translational Research

Translating basic science research into treatment breakthroughs requires rigorous testing in real people. This research is at the heart of our mission to provide hope for patients and their families.

Join us for a fascinating evening with Jean Tang, MD, PhD, to learn how Stanford physician-scientists are bringing healing to life at the 3rd Annual Marvin A. Karasek Lecture in Dermatology*. Come early for a look at the latest research in dermatology and meet our faculty and trainees. Poster session and reception begins at 5:00pm. Keynote talk begins at 6:00pm.

Monday, May 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm 
Cardinal Hall Lecture Hall 
505 Broadway | Redwood City

RSVP at this link, or contact: 
Michela Pilo at 650.498.6295

*Established in 2016 by the estate of Marvin A. Karasek, PhD, this annual lecture in dermatology explores the latest breakthroughs in cutaneous biology and investigative dermatology to accelerate the pace of translational research and transform human health.

For a personal conversation about how philanthropy can make a difference, please contact Katharyn Israel (formerly Kat Walsch) at 541.961.7826 or

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.

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.