Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences

Everything in our world begins with life. And life is interconnected. For most of us, a healthy mind requires a healthy body, which in turn requires a healthy world. With our brains and physical beings menaced by devastating diseases and global temperatures rising, innovative biology has never been more urgent.

Solving these challenges and threats necessitates going beyond the norm. At the Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences, we strive to shatter entrenched scientific boundaries and launch daring new lines of inquiry to find answers never before envisioned.

Hazel Breen
Executive Director of Development

Funding Priorities


UCI BioSci has a track record of success taking a multidisciplinary approach to address immense challenges to the mind, body and world. As urgency mounts, we must recruit clusters of leading faculty who bring new ideas, diverse perspectives and passion to their work. Invest in our commitment to team science by supporting more endowed chairs over the next several years.


Intellectual curiosity and dedication define our graduate program. As our graduate students learn how to research and teach, they receive the top level of life sciences education which enables them to make discoveries destined to save the future. Our graduate students are the nation’s next generation of innovators and educators. Please support graduate education and our goal of establishing more fellowships.


Private support allows researchers to take risks and has sparked many great world-changing breakthroughs. Help us push the boundaries of exploration and discovery by contributing to the Dean’s Excellence Fund, which makes it possible for our faculty to unleash their creativity and pursue daring concepts that safeguard the future of our planet and its people.


The success of our mission depends on attracting talented students! Undergraduates come to us with varying backgrounds, but the same levels of commitment. At graduate level, students are often unaware of the spectrum of professional opportunities open to them. Help our students achieve their dreams and produce more biologists by donating to our programs designed to close these gaps.

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