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Your Gift Makes a Difference.

When you give to the School of Biological Sciences, you support teaching and research that results in emerging breakthroughs in the three most important aspects of life – your mind, body and world.

Your gift funds the student education and groundbreaking discoveries that lead to achieving our BioSci goal: a planet without disease that is sustainable, diverse and with sufficient food for all its people. You become an integral part of transforming lives and the world around us for the better.






Scholarships & Fellowships

Approximately 80% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. Endowed scholarships and fellowships support students in perpetuity, ensuring that exceptional young minds are able to come to UCI to learn and participate at the only education and research institution in Orange County. Support our emerging leaders in the medical and scientific communities by establishing an endowed scholarship or fellowship at the School.

To learn more, please contact our giving team here or at (949) 824-4428.

“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology.”– Steve Jobs

Dean’s Excellence Fund

The Dean’s Excellence Fund is a flexible source of support for the School. It’s an insurance policy for students, faculty and programs that need it most, allowing the Dean to act quickly on important new opportunities or concerns. The fund is crucial to our ability to address urgent matters and continue our service as the life sciences education and research leader in Orange County and beyond.

“Cancer is a biological, not a statistical, problem.”– Anonymous

BioSci Ambassadors

The BioSci Ambassadors program provides an opportunity for alumni, parents and the community to actively support the School. BioSci Ambassadors provides the Dean with a critical means of financial support to make strategic investments into high-impact areas for the school. Those areas include strategic faculty hiring, graduate scholarships, proof-of-concept awards and other programs that rely heavily on the use of unrestricted sources of funding. Our members are a network of individuals who are committed to advancing research, education and public service in the biological sciences.

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“Computer science…jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer—or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it’s just a tie.”– Bill Gates

Center Support

Our faculty and students are involved in many aspects of cutting-edge research, from stem cells and diseases of the auto-immune system to Alzheimer’s and memory to compu- tational interpretation of genomic data and restoration practices of our coastal lands. Our research goal is to address the most important issues related to resolving challenges we face in the realm of mind, body and world. Biology, the study of life, brings the most innovative approaches to these investigations and translates discoveries into solutions.

To learn more about our exciting research centers, click here. To learn more about making a contribution to support research, please contact our giving team here or at (949) 824-4428.

“Some say that while the twentieth century was the century of physics, we are now entering the century of biology.”– Stephen W. Hawking


Robyn Martinelli – Senior Director of Development

Andrew Di Nuzzo – Senior Director of Development

Nereida Martinez – Development Coordinator