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Innovation

The Ayala School of Biological Sciences was founded on an innovative principle: our departments were organized to encourage flexible scientific inquiry. This structure of the School encourages faculty teamwork and has contributed to our ascent as a top research institution. The School is focused on generating bold ideas and new models, many of which will lead to breakthrough solutions for challenges that affect our minds, our bodies and our world.

The Ayala School is a preeminent institution for innovation in the biological sciences. We collaborate with other UCI faculty in special organized research units such as the Cancer Research Institute, the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and the Center for Environmental Biology. We also work closely with UCI Applied Innovation to develop relationships with prospective partners, both domestic and international. In traversing the road from basic science, we have an unwavering commitment to a planet without disease, that is sustainable and diverse, with renewable biofuels and with sufficient food for all its people.