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

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 …

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 …

Charles “Charlie” Dunlop, founder of Ambry Genetics, sat down with Dean Frank LaFerla for a unique Biological Sciences School Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on March 1st. This special Q&A between Dunlop, Dean LaFerla and the audience, addressed Dunlop’s early years as a fun-loving surfer and physics aficionado during the beginning of his college career at the…

Billionaire Elon Musk isn’t the only one interested in linking brains to computers. Duke University Professor Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D. has been a pioneer in brain machine interfaces (BMI) for decades. On February 27th, he shared his latest research with the UCI community at the 24th UCI Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning and Memory….

Many of science’s most exciting and relevant advances are taking place in the field of biology. And with good reason. Biological solutions are needed to overcome the global challenges we face that affect our health, our economy, our society and our world every day. To help students prepare for successful futures in such a demanding…

The UCI Alumni Association will honor Dr. Marlene Godoy ’76 along with Professor Anthony A. James ’73, Ph.D. ’79, the Donald Bren Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, at the 2017 Lauds & Laurels Award Ceremony this spring. Dr. Godoy will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, in recognition of her many…

Professor Wenqi Wang (Developmental and Cell Biology) and his collaborators, have provided new mechanistic insights into protein tyrosine phosphorylation, a critical cellular event that is carried out, in part, by enzymes called protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs). PTPs are frequently mutated in various human cancers, suggesting that they have important roles in tumor suppression.  Professor Wang…