The David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Computational Medicine at UCLA hosted the first Lange Symposium on February 21, 2020, in honor of UCLA Professor Kenneth Lange. This inaugural event celebrated the impact of Dr. Lange’s research, mentorship, and teaching over the course of an illustrious career spanning more than four decades, and featured scientific talks by some of Dr. Lange’s esteemed colleagues and former students.
Professor Lange is an internationally recognized mathematical biologist best known for his seminal contributions to human genetics, but also more generally for his development of computational algorithms applied to many disciplines—ranging from biomedical imaging to neuroscience. Professor Lange has been a devoted advisor to many Ph.D. students in Biomathematics, Biostatistics, and Human Genetics and has taught scores of students aspiring to enter the field of computational biology, including many leaders in the field. To this day, he continues to mentor and inspire students who combine mathematical talent with biological curiosity.