Discovery and Inspiration: UCI BioSci Outreach Success

Discovery and Inspiration: UCI BioSci Outreach Success

From left, Gema Olivarria, Ellie Andrews and Marina Ritchie Last Saturday, the University of California, Irvine buzzed with activity as roughly 100 high school students from Orange and Los Angeles counties converged for a noteworthy outreach event. Organized by the...

EEB Graduate Students Make a Difference at Newport Beach Clean-Up

EEB Graduate Students Make a Difference at Newport Beach Clean-Up

Written by Jasmine Osei-EninEdited by: Kristin Barbour, Samantha Borruso, Andrea Hernandez, Kevin Garcia On March 20th, 2023, graduate students from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) department came together to clean Newport Beach, making a significant impact...

UC Irvine receives $15 million NSF grant for integrative movement research

UC Irvine receives $15 million NSF grant for integrative movement research

The National Science Foundation has granted $15 million to the Integrative Movement Sciences Institute at the University of California, Irvine. This six-year funding, part of the NSF’s Biology Integration Institutes program, will support groundbreaking research led by Monica Daley, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology at the UC Irvine Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences.

UC Irvine-led study unlocks the secrets of birth defect origins

UC Irvine-led study unlocks the secrets of birth defect origins

A new study led by the University of California, Irvine has revealed a potential shift in our basic knowledge of the origins of birth defects, which affect about 3 percent of babies born in the United States each year. The findings offer new avenues of exploration for early detection and prevention strategies.

New Insights into DNA’s Regulatory ‘Conversations’

New Insights into DNA’s Regulatory ‘Conversations’

UC Irvine's genetic study unveils how DNA regions interact to drive development One of the enhancers used in the study turns on gene activity in the central nervous system of the developing mouse embryo. Joshua Alcantara Irvine, Calif., March 20, 2024 — Scientists...

The Passing of Aaron Schiffman

The Passing of Aaron Schiffman

It is with great sadness that we inform the School of Biological Sciences community of the passing of Aaron Schiffman on February 15, 2024. Remembered for his humor, kindness and dedication to both his academic pursuits and the gaming community, Aaron's loss will be...

Study finds drought fuels invasive species after wildfires

Study finds drought fuels invasive species after wildfires

Titled “Long-term drought promotes invasive species by reducing wildfire severity,” the research, led by Sarah Kimball, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Biology at UCI, sheds light on the critical interplay of these factors and its profound implications for ecosystem health.