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April 8, 2020

Mind Body World April 2020 Newsletter. ...

March 31, 2020

With great sadness, we mourn the loss of one of our most distinguished UCI School of Biological Sciences alumni, Dr. James T. Goodrich, who passed away yesterday in New York, from COVID-19. Dr. Goodrich was an...

March 31, 2020

Using a modified natural substance along with current approaches could improve colon cancer treatment, according to findings by University of California, Irvine biologists. The discovery comes from their research into the role of an amino...

March 21, 2020

As we confront a pandemic unprecedented in modern times, first please allow me to say thank you. Thank you to our students, faculty and staff for rising to the challenges of this disruption to continue...

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Episode 9

In this episode, Professor Peter Donovan, Developmental and Cell Biology, turns the tables on Dean Frank LaFerla and interviews Dean LaFerla to gain insight on Alzheimer’s disease.

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Join Dean Frank LaFerla as he explores and covers some of today’s most pressing issues in world being researched by the researchers at the UCI School of Biological Sciences.


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As one of the world’s most renowned biological science institutions, the UCI School of Biological Sciences is shaping the future for generations to come. Students and faculty alike have access to world-class facilities and technology that empower their groundbreaking work. This continues the School’s founding philosophy of innovation, an approach that uses interdisciplinary studies to create new paths to discovery.
Four departments

The UCI School of Biological Sciences has four departments. Each department ranks in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions according to National Research Council data.

Biology is the science of life

Funding fuels our research.  It comes to the Biological Sciences School from federal agencies, foundations, charities, industry and other sponsors.

Our Faculty

UCI Faculty

At the UCI School of Biological Sciences, our faculty is made up of accomplished visionaries who believe in the power of your ideas.
Although our Faculty is focused on their research to make the world a better place, they are also dedicated to training the next generation of talented Biologist.

Our Students

UCI Students

With 3,100 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students, the School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest at UCI. The School attracts the brightest minds and is rich in diversity. We believe that our student’s success after graduation speaks volumes of the school’s quality and leadership in the scientific community.

Our Departments

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The UCI School of Biological Sciences has four departments. Each department ranks in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions according to National Research Council data and has a comprehensive series of core courses for undergraduates that reflect the ever-expanding field.