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As one of the nation’s top research universities, UC Irvine is improving lives through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.

Biological Sciences Departments

Developmental and Cell Biology

The Department of Developmental & Cell Biology ranks among the top 20 percent of comparable programs nationwide according to National Research Council data. The diverse programs of computational biology, bioengineering and physical sciences comprise a highly integrative approach to studying the field.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is in the top 10 percent of similar programs nationwide, according to the National Research Council. There are 4 major programs focusing on ecological and evolutionary processes and how they develop and interact with other organisms and their environment.

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

The Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry ranks in the top 15 percent of comparable programs nationwide according to National Research Council data. They focus on research in structure and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, regulation, virology, many types of genetics, immunology, etc.

Neurobiology & Behavior

The Department of Neurobiology & Behavior is in the top five percent of programs nationwide, according to National Research Council data. Areas of focus include learning and memory, age-related neurodegenerative disorders, sensory and integrative neuroscience, neuronal development, neurocomputation, etc.