News & Events

February 20, 2024

The School of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce a significant contribution to our school, reflecting the generosity and commitment to excellence that defines our community. Dr. M. Marlene Godoy, a Distinguished Alumna of the...

February 13, 2024

In the realm of environmental science, understanding the intricacies of ecosystems is paramount to addressing pressing global challenges. Assistant Professor Celia Symons from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is spearheading significant efforts as...

February 7, 2024

In a unique convergence of art and science, the Neurobiology & Behavior Wellbeing & Resiliency Series recently hosted Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer at the Herklotz Conference Center. The event, led by Associate Professor John Guzowski,...

January 29, 2024

Left to right: Professor Stephan Mahler, Professor Christie Fowler Today, the Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience (ICAN) is thrilled to announce significant changes in its leadership. As many may already be aware, Professor Marcelo Wood, who...

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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.
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Dean Frank LaFerla is joined by Professor Joshua Grill, director of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), who talks about the promising new Alzheimer’s disease drug, lecanemab, and what it means for Alzheimer’s patients and the research community.

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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.


Katrina Whiteson, PhD. holding up a petri dish

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.


Three Students in a 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.


Students out in field with Professor Bowler showing them something out of the frame

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.