The UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences faculty consists of many highly distinguished members who rank highly in the National Research Council faculty productivity rankings and have received numerous international, national and campus awards through the years. With the quality of junior faculty and recent hires, the continued excellence and standing of the School of Biological Sciences is very promising.
UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences has many faculty members with national and international recognitions, including:
Professor Francisco Ayala, Ph.D, received the Templeton Prize in 2010, the world’s largest annual award given to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. Members of our faculty have received a total of 26 honorary doctoral degrees from universities all over the world.
At the campus’ Celebration of Teaching event over the past five years:
The current UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences Assistant Professors are also doing exceptionally well in grant funding and winning nationally competitive honors such as Sloan Young Investigator, Pew, Whitehall Foundation and National Science Foundation Career Awards.