The David Chu Lectureship was established at UB in 2011 through the generosity of David and Jane Chu.
C.K. David Chu, PhD, is a Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia. He obtained his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University at Buffalo in 1975 under the mentorship of Professor Thomas Bardos.
Dr. Chu has published over 300 drug discovery related scientific papers and over 50 US patents have been awarded to him. Several of his invented compounds are undergoing clinical trials in the therapeutic areas of cancer, hepatitis B virus, HIV and shingles. An elected member of American Association of Advancement of Science, Dr. Chu received a MERIT Award from the NIH in 2001, and the UGA Inventor of the Year Award in 2002.
He is a 2017 recipient of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' most distinguished alumni recognition, the Willis G. Gregory Alumni Award.