In a fascinating new study, the bonnethead shark has been identified as the first known omnivorous shark, i.e., one that obtains nutrients from eating both plants and meat.

In a new publication in the journal, Nature Catalysis, Professor Hu and her team research new ways to optimize future designs for biofuel production, improve efficiency and reduce cost.

Emily Bryant. Emily is currently pursuing a major in biological sciences at UC Irvine.

The School of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of BioSci Ambassadors.

Professor Fruman and colleagues identify an alternative anti-cancer benefit of statins- drugs normally prescribed for treating high cholesterol.

Congratulations to Professor Lee Bardwell, Developmental and Cell Biology, for being selected as a recipient of a 2017-2018 Dean’s Honoree Award. The award was given as part of this year’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching honors. Nominated by Dean LaFerla, Professor Bardwell was one of several other Campus faculty recognized at the 25th Annual Celebration of…

Frank LaFerla has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the School of Biological Sciences. This reappointment decision follows a five-year administrative review, which included materials submitted by Dean LaFerla …

Microorganism communities like bacteria and fungi are complex and diverse and inhabit earth’s many environments, from the human body to oceans and soils. Our bodies contain thousands of bacterial species.

In new research published in the journal, Science, Professor Manny Azizi and his colleagues, Sarah Bergbreiter (University of Maryland) and S.N. Patek (Duke University), describe a new mathematical …

Aimee Edinger Associate Professor Developmental and Cell Biology Successful tumor cells must develop strategies to grow even in the face of famine. Tumors do not have enough blood vessels to keep all the cancer cells well fed, and the blood vessels that are present are leaky and don’t function properly. Despite these supply-side limitations, tumor…