Biological Sciences

Yellowthroat warbler

Preserving wetlands for science

San Joaquin wetlands manager William Bretz helps preserve the fragile ecosystem for UCI researchers and students, as well as the creatures that depend on the marsh for survival.

Neuroscientist James Fallon

Killer instinct

It’s a lecture UC Irvine neuroscientist James Fallon has delivered around the world, even on the hit TV show “Criminal Minds.” Discussing the biological traits of murderers, Fallon describes how he correctly identified 30 killers out of 70 subjects in a double-blind experiment simply by studying their brain scans. Audiences are fascinated. But a couple years ago, […]

Melissa Strong, Maya Koike, Kara Neely and Emily Mitchell

ReMIND builds community of young brain scientists

Graduate students have formed a group called ReMIND – short for Research & Education in Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders – to better understand and cure neurodegenerative diseases.

UCI students show their spirit

Homecoming adds up to fun

A by-the-numbers description of UC Irvine’s homecoming festivities tells all.

Randy Black

Grant writer extraordinaire

Randy Black’s way with words has earned UCI millions in research grants and earned him a Living Our Values Award.

Flightless mosquitoes help control dengue fever

A new strain of mosquitoes in which females cannot fly may help curb the transmission of dengue fever, according to UC Irvine and British scientists.

Heliconius erato butterfly

Butterfly vision, wing colors linked

Butterflies that have a duplicate gene allowing them to see ultraviolet colors also have UV-yellow pigment on their wings, reports the study by UCI’s Adriana Briscoe, Seth Bybee and colleagues.

John Avise

Examining the flawed human body

In his new book, UCI evolutionary biologist John Avise examines why flaws exist in the biological world.

E-Week activities

Restoring math and science excellence

Summit aims to boost student interest, achievement in science, technology, engineering, math.

Yellowthroat warbler

Nature’s steward

For William Bretz, there’s no such thing as just another day at the office. Instead of working behind a desk, he’s usually behind the wheel of a mud-splattered SUV, making the rounds at the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve. On this bright December morning, rolling along an earthen dike, he encounters a flock of Canada […]