Making Biology Come Alive

At the UCI School of Biological Sciences, our faculty is made up of accomplished visionaries who believe in the power of your ideas. Although our Faculty is focused on their research to make the world a better place, they are also dedicated to training the next generation of talented Biologist. Driven by the School’s theme MIND | BODY | WORLD,  they are also more than happy to help you realize those ideas. In fact this one-on-one attention and collaboration is unique to UCI, and nowhere else can you work alongside such bright and impassioned researchers who are making distinctive marks in their field. With this in mind, we invite you to learn more about what makes our professors and researchers great.

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Marcelo Wood, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

(949) 824-2259
mwood@uci.edu
 3212 Biological Sciences III

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Kavita Arora, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Developmental and Cell Biology

(949) 824-1087
karora@uci.edu
4215 McGGaugh Hall

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Celia Goulding, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

(949) 824- 0337
 celia.goulding@uci.edu
2212 Natural Sciences 1

Travis Huxman, PhD

Travis Huxman, PhD

Professor and Chair | Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

(949) 824-2594
thuxman@uci.edu
449 Steinhaus Hall

Faculty News

big biology butterfly
September 17, 2021

What does the world look like through insect eyes? What biological mechanisms make their vision different from our own? And how might those differences influence their evolution?

UC Irvine evolutionary biologist Adriana Briscoe (@AdrianaBriscoe) talks to the…

2021smallworldinmotionwinner
August 31, 2021

Stephanie Hachey, Ph.D., was recently selected as the second-place winner of the 11th Annual Nikon Small World in Motion Competition. A postdoctoral scholar with Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Professor Christopher Hughes, Dr. Hachey submitted a…

Michael Buchmeier, PhD.
August 18, 2021

For more than 40 years, UCI infectious disease researcher Michael Buchmeier has studied coronaviruses, and he’s one of the leading experts on SARS-CoV-2, the version of the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. As a more…

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