Cancer Breakthroughs Presented at Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Ayala School welcomed Richard A. Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry and the Director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Van Etten’s presentation discussed the role the Cancer Center plays in the Southern California community, including its role as a pioneering research center, as a home to innovative … Read More

Student Scientists Awarded at Fall Research Conferences

Twelve undergraduates participating in research training at the Ayala School’s Minority Science Programs initiative (MSP) have received awards for their scientific presentations at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and the Sigma Xi national conference this Fall. The School would like to congratulate Maribel Anguiano, Emily Bryant, Melissa Emami, Iris Gomez, … Read More

New Center Seeks to Drive Innovative Brain Research

The UCI Facility for Imaging & Brain Research (FIBRE) is a new neuroimaging center that seeks to support scientists in their mission to better understand the workings of the human brain. Professor Craig Stark from the department of Neurobiology and Behavior will serve as the first director of FIBRE, and partner with other biologists, physicians, … Read More

Dean’s Excellence Fund Gains $45,000 Unrestricted Gift

Our dear friend and distinguished advisor, Paul Balalis, has made a $45,000 gift to the BioSci Dean’s Excellence Fund. The fund provides the Dean with a critical means of financial support to quickly 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 … Read More

Tewari Gift Brings Two New Graduate Scholarships

The School is proud to announce the creation of a new student award. The Krishna and Sujata Tewari Scholar Award for students who demonstrate proclivity and aspirations for science and medicine honors Professor Emeritus Krishna K. Tewari and his wife, Associate Professor Emeritus Sujata Tewari. The award encompasses two scholarships for graduate study given annually … Read More

Major NIA Grant Supports Alzheimer’s Research

In October, the School of Biological Sciences was awarded a very significant grant of $11.35 million from the National Institute on Aging. This grant further supports the university’s groundbreaking work in humanizing mouse genes for research into Alzheimer’s disease. The genesis of this research was a previous private donation of some $75,000 to jumpstart the … Read More

In Pursuit of Inclusive Excellence

The Ayala School would like to congratulate Brian Sato, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, on receiving an Inclusive Excellence Spirit Award from the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence. The award is given to support faculty proposals that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are likely to have an enduring … Read More

Three BioSci Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Professors Adriana D. Briscoe (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Craig E.L. Stark (Neurobiology and Behavior), and Kathleen K. Treseder (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) of the School of Biological Sciences have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their scientifically distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. … Read More