Making Biology Come Alive

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. Driven by the School’s theme MIND | BODY | WORLD,  they are also more than happy to help you realize those ideas. In fact this one-on-one attention and collaboration is unique to UCI, and nowhere else can you work alongside such bright and impassioned researchers who are making distinctive marks in their field. With this in mind, we invite you to learn more about what makes our professors and researchers great.

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Department Chairs

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Marcelo Wood, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

(949) 824-2259
 3212 Biological Sciences III

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Kavita Arora, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Developmental and Cell Biology

(949) 824-1087
4215 McGGaugh Hall

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Celia Goulding, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

(949) 824- 0337
2212 Natural Sciences 1

Travis Huxman, PhD

Travis Huxman, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

(949) 824-2594
449 Steinhaus Hall

Faculty News

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July 8, 2022

The Hellman Fellowships Program, which recognizes promising assistant professors showing capacity for great distinction in their research, has honored two BioSci faculty for 2022-23.Developmental and Cell Biology Assistant Professor Xiaoyu Shi: Using super-resolution microscopy and chemical…

July 6, 2022

Finding by UCI biologists could help combat cognitive impairments.
Photo Credit: Manuella Yassa, CNLM
A discovery about how algorithms can learn and retain information more efficiently offers potential insight into the brain’s ability to absorb new knowledge….

Professor Steven Allison
January 27, 2022

Steven Allison, professor of Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement…