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August 23, 2019

UCI Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, Kim Green, explains the research his lab has been working on. ...

August 13, 2019

UCI biologist, Joleah Lamb, among data contributors to large, unprecedented project....

August 2, 2019

Complex lifeforms have developed immune systems to protectthemselves from infection. An immune response has to start quickly to controlan attack. However, a fast response means that sometimes mistakes are made,triggering an immune response when there...

July 31, 2019

UCI-led study reveals crucial mechanisms contributing to the disease....



Episode 7

Dean LaFerla is joined by Chris Hughes, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and introduces us to Angiogenesis - the growth of new blood vessels and what that means for cancer and medicine.

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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.
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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.

Biology is the science of life

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What our students and faculty do here is nothing short of amazing. The best and brightest minds of our generation are working to solve the real-world issues that affect every single one of us. But we cannot do it alone. The breakthroughs being made here rely in part on outside resources and the generosity of others. Your support today will ensure a healthier tomorrow.

Our 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

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

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.