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 ground-breaking discoveries, funding is necessary. From assisting with complex proposals, arranging reviews by technical experts and matching opportunities to faculty members, the Research Development Team  assists in navigating funding opportunities and submit competitive proposals.

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

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

The School also offers many resources to support research including: