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2023 Dean's Report



In this report, you will find groundbreaking research that shapes the future of California and beyond, from protecting ecosystems against climate change to fighting diseases and preserving biodiversity.

Inside This Years Dean's Report:

This year’s Dean’s Report is focused on our home state of California. We hope to call attention to some of the work being done by
faculty at the School of Biological Sciences that has a direct impact on the state’s residents and ecosystems, from climate change to diabetes research and much more.

Featured Articles

June 1, 2023

California is home to a wide variety of wild and domestic animals, and some of them — including endangered sea otters — are at a risk of becoming infected with and dying from the parasite...

June 1, 2023

There is plenty of research that demonstrates the health benefits of regular exercise, but a team of researchers, led by Neurobiology and Behavior Professor and Chair Marcelo Wood and Postdoctoral Fellow Ashley Keiser, has made...

June 1, 2023

UC Irvine is a popular choice for undergraduates hoping to pursue careers in the medical field. As such, countless students have looked to the School of Biological Sciences to prepare them for medical school.  However, around...

June 1, 2023

As a child, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Dequina Nicholas didn’t understand why her mother jabbed herself with needles and worried about her diet. Now she is researching a new way to combat diabetes,...

About the Dean's Report

The annual Dean’s Report showcases the growth, teaching and research advancements made at the school during the last academic year. Each report carries an important message from the dean and every year a theme based on current challenges in the life sciences.

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