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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November 16, 2021

Experts from UCI and the University of Michigan will collaborate to generate a comprehensive skin cell atlas to help explain ancestral differences in skin biology and pathology as part of the worldwide Human Cell Atlas…

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November 4, 2021

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October 27, 2021

Travis Wiles, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, has recently received a New Innovator Award (#DP2AI154420) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The NIAID is an agency of the…