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April 16, 2024

Underside view of a chocolate chip sea star (Protoreaster Nodosus), which shows the many feet that generate forces on the body during locomotion. Matt McHenry Irvine, Calif., April 16, 2024 — In a significant scientific breakthrough,...

April 9, 2024

Written by Jasmine Osei-EninEdited by: Kristin Barbour, Samantha Borruso, Andrea Hernandez, Kevin Garcia On March 20th, 2023, graduate students from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) department came together to clean Newport Beach, making a significant...

March 27, 2024

The National Science Foundation has granted $15 million to the Integrative Movement Sciences Institute at the University of California, Irvine. This six-year funding, part of the NSF’s Biology Integration Institutes program, will support groundbreaking research...

March 25, 2024

A new study led by the University of California, Irvine has revealed a potential shift in our basic knowledge of the origins of birth defects, which affect about 3 percent of babies born in the...

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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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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.


Professor Melissa Lodoen in the lab.

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.


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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.


A scientist looking into a microscope

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.