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Where discoveries meet impact

The Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences

Our academic departments lead pioneering research in neurobiology, developmental and cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and ecology and evolutionary biology.  The excellence of our faculty is committed to unravel the complexities of life through cutting-edge research.

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Where All Minds Thrive

We are committed to being an inclusive community that celebrates the dignity of every individual, honors differences and lets each person know that they belong.

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Our 4 Departments rank in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions. The Dunlop School’s faculty is made up of accomplished visionaries who believe in the power of your ideas.

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The Dunlop School is one of the largest at UC Irvine. 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.

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As one of the world’s most renowned biological science institutions, the Dunlop School 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. 

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By the numbers

School Facts and Stats for the Academic Year 2023-2024.

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