Please join the School of Biological Sciences in sending our best wishes to Professors John Avise, Michael Cumsky, David Gardiner and Donald Senear on their retirement from UCI. Each one of them has dedicated countless…

UCI BioSci Professor Adriana Briscoe, department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, shares some interesting facts about butterflies on NPR! She also discusses the importance of teachers and mentors in diversifying the STEM fields, which Professor…

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Kathleen K. Treseder has been appointed the first Howard A. Schneiderman Endowed Chair in the School of Biological Sciences, effective July 1, 2020. The Howard A. Schneiderman Endowed Chair was…

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Professor David Fruman is the recipient of a new Impact Award from the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The PRCRP Impact Award supports research projects addressing critical scientific and clinical cancer issues. Professor Fruman’s project will investigate the mechanisms by which statins, drugs typically given…

Neurobiology and Behavior Chair Marcelo Wood will serve as director on a new institutional training grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse: a division of National Institutes of Health (NIH). Joining Professor Wood is School of Medicine Professor Daniele Piomelli, who…

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Professors Yilin Hu and Markus Ribbe have been delving deep into the field of bacterial nitrogenase and related systems. In a recent study published in Science, the researchers report new structural and mechanistic insights into the nitrogenase reaction. 

Nitrogen is one of the…

Congratulations to Developmental and Cell Biology Professor Lee Bardwell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Associate Professor Olga Razorenova on receiving 2020 Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Pilot Study awards. The awards are designed to support exceptionally innovative and/or…

Using a modified natural substance along with current approaches could improve colon cancer treatment, according to findings by University of California, Irvine biologists. The discovery comes from their research into the role of an amino…