Biological Sciences

Photograph of UCI Assistant Professor Quinton Smith

Quinton Smith named 2023 Pew Scholar in the Biological Sciences

Quinton Smith, UC Irvine assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a 2023 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The Pew Charitable Trusts supports outstanding biomedical researchers at the start of their careers. Pew has honored this year’s group of 22 early-career scientists by furnishing four years of funding for the pursuit of […]

Vivek Swarup

UC Irvine neuroscientists develop ‘meta-cell’ to move Alzheimer’s fight forward

New process reveals single-cell secrets for novel therapeutic targets

For Phase 1 of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students, UCI team members created maps pinpointing soil lead contamination hot spots in Santa Ana; the red areas above show where the dirt contains unhealthy levels of the metal. Following Phase 2 of the competition, UCI students and community activists are partnering in a project to use plants and fungus to remove lead from affected locations.

Meeting the environmental justice challenge

UCI graduate students honored by EPA for bioremediation project video

Luis Cuevas, B.S., biochemistry and molecular biology

#IamUCI – Luis Cuevas

Q&A with Class of 2023 graduate Luis Cuevas, B.S., biochemistry and molecular biology

Alejandro Benitez

Getting a head start on healthcare

UCI student volunteers prepare for medical school by making a difference locally and abroad

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UCI Podcast: Orange County high school students delve into cardiovascular research in biomedical engineering laboratory

For NSF-funded project, participants learn about organ segmentation, 3D printing, lasers and artificial intelligence

A cellophane bee on a plant.

UC Irvine biologists discover bees to be brew masters of the insect world

New study sheds light on the subterranean microbreweries of ground-nesting bees

Hallmarks to improving pancreatic cancer therapy identified by UCI researchers

Cell study offers Insights offer hope for better outcomes

Study shows how to prevent a high-fat diet from throwing metabolism out of whack

UCI biologists discover removing a protein inhibitor restores metabolic balance

Maksim Plikus (left) and Dr. Natasha Mesinkovska have helped push UCI to the forefront of efforts to treat and cure hair loss.

Hunting for cures to hair loss

UCI’s Natasha Mesinkovska and Maksim Plikus garner national attention as leaders in the field