Making Biology Come Alive

Reflecting the University of California’s three-part fundamental mission of Teaching, Research and Public Service, the UCI School of Biological Sciences research programs are world-class. Faculty, graduate students and many undergraduates participate in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Health-related issues such as cancer and infectious diseases
  • Neurodegeneration, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, learning and memory
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Environmental and evolutionary studies
  • Science teacher education
Autumn Holmes, Graduate Student Researcher in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Blurton Jones in lab

Funding Fuels Our Research

As biologists, faculty in the School of Biological Sciences investigate the underlying principles of nature and use their discoveries to bring about a better tomorrow. In order to produce groundbreaking discoveries, funding is necessary. The Research: Administration and Development unit assists with developing and submitting grant proposals and managing grant awards according to sponsor requirements.

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Dr Joleah Lamb surveying coral

For more information on current programs, please visit the four departments here:

Earth day proceedings

For information on student research opportunities, click on one of the following links:

The School also offers many resources to support research including: