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News & Events

September 2, 2020

Congratulations to Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Vice Chair and Professor Catherine Loudon, one of ten Entomologists honored as 2020 Fellows of the Entomological Society of America. Professor Loudon is the 3rd UCI-affiliated person to be...

August 5, 2020

UCI MIND, the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at UCI, has been awarded a $14.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, one of the National Institutes of Health, to sustain critical...

July 30, 2020

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor Joleah Lamb and postdoctoral scholar Raechel Littman are collaborating with with other scientists and organizations to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar. The findings are alarming, showing the...

July 30, 2020

UCI BioSci Professor Adriana Briscoe, department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, shares some interesting facts about butterflies on NPR! She also discusses the importance of teachers and mentors in diversifying the STEM fields, which Professor...

NEW – Annual Dean’s Report Out Now!

In the 2020 issue, learn how the Pandemic has shaped how we view the life sciences.

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ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH

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.
ACADEMICS
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.

RESEARCH
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.

Academics and Research

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.
ACADEMICS
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.

RESEARCH
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.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

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.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

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.

Faculty

Katrina Whiteson

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.

Students

Students in lab

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.

Departments

Students out in field

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.