Fires commanded headlines and wreaked destruction across California in
2020. Flames devastated the Silverado Canyon area of Orange County,
where multiple UCI scientists were conducting research. But from the ashes,
UCI School of Biological Sciences experts are already…

The year 2020 will be ingrained in the American psyche for decades to come. The emergence of
the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the causal agent of COVID-19, caught the world’s population off guard. With no
previous immunity to the…

They have a fearsome reputation, but they are contributing to the battle
against COVID-19. Carnivorous plants have inspired a group of UCI scientists
to conduct promising research into treatments for people with the disease.
Their effort began in…

COVID-19 has profoundly affected humanity both through its severe toll and its rapid spread. As it emerged,
researchers quickly began developing animal models to help uncover its mechanisms and fight the symptoms.
Scientists from the UCI School…

COVID-19 and the surge in demand for social justice were wake-up calls for
institutions, ones that have forever defined 2020 in the collective psyche.
The School of Biological Sciences was already well-armed to help combat the
pandemic through…

Larry Marsh didn’t plan to go back into the classroom after retiring from UCI
BioSci. But then the pandemic struck, and the retired emeritus professor from the
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology found himself once again…

Believe in yourself. Help others. Commit to ending systemic racism. This call to BioSci’s
Class of 2021 came from commencement speaker Angeline Dukes, MSc., a neuroscience
PhD candidate at the school. Dukes drew from her own life…

In January 2020, the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States. Since that time,
SARS-CoV-2, the viral agent that causes COVID-19, has spread throughout the country, afflicting over
33 million people and resulting in…

While most people with COVID-19 get better within two to three weeks, it has become
clear that a number experience lingering symptoms. The condition is known as
“post-acute COVID-19 syndrome” or “long COVID,” referring to issues that…

While COVID-19 has dominated public awareness over the past year and a half,
climate change, pollution, invasive species, fire and more continue to threaten
the world’s future. Fortunately, a group of graduate students could carry out
critical environmental…