Biological Sciences

Biotech entrepreneur donates $50 million to UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Announcement of gift from Charlie Dunlop is made during commencement ceremony

UC Irvine’s 2024 Hellman Fellows are (clockwise from upper left): Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, Fangyaun Ding, Pablo Lara-Gonzalez, Katherine Trieste Rhodes, Alejandra Rodriguez Verdugo, Irene Vega, Xian Shi, Ji Seon Song and Travis Wiles.

10 UC Irvine faculty members named Hellman Fellows for 2024-25

Program supports research by promising assistant professors

Digital illustration of a side profile of a human head and neck in a stylized X-ray effect, highlighting the skull and sinuses with bones in blue and sinuses in shades of orange

The Nose Knows Where Memories Go

Studying the connection between olfaction and the brain’s ability to remember things

Close-up of a bee on a honeycomb with surrounding bees slightly blurred, highlighting the textures of the bee and the honeycomb cells in shades of gold and amber.

A Beeautiful Gut Feeling

What do the fuzzy pollinators and humans have in common? A microscopic world hidden inside

A literal gut check

Scientist studies how intestinal microbiomes affect human health

Hassan Shaikh

#IamUCI – Hassan Shaikh

B.S., biological sciences | School of Biological Sciences

Cascade Sorte

Coastal ecosystems: cracking the code

Marine biologist Cascade Sorte delves into the complex interactions between climate change and ocean species

Sunny Jiang, UC Irvine professor of both civil and environmental engineering and ecology and evolutionary biology sitting in front of a fountain holding a clear water bottle.

Navigating ocean waters

Sunny Jiang strives to understand the balance between human activities and coastal ecosystems

Adriana Briscoe, UC Irvine professor of ecology and evolutionary biology with a blue butterfly on her hand.

UC Irvine’s Adriana Briscoe is elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Renowned biologist is among 144 diverse recipients of prestigious award this year

Anne Calof, UCI professor of anatomy and neurobiology; Stephenson Chea, UCI developmental and cell biology graduate student researcher; and Dr. Arthur Lander, UCI Donald Bren Professor and Distinguished Professor of developmental and cell biology.

UC Irvine-led study unlocks the secrets of birth defect origins

Findings offer new targets for early detection and prevention strategies