(Hover over the photos above to find out about some of our early Biology pioneers)
Nobel Laureate Lecture:
The Road to the Structure of the Ribosome: A Personal Account
The Clifford Grobstein Memorial Lecture Series
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Join the stimulating lecture & discussion series featuring Nobel laureates, noted alumni explorer Maurizio Seracini and a panel of respected innovators who will discuss some of the exciting advances in healthcare taking place at UC San Diego.
It was 1960. John F. Kennedy was elected President. The Beatles were formed. UCSD was established as a university campus. It was a phenomenal year.
Biology was one of five founding departments at UCSD—the “heartbeat of the upper campus “ in the early 1960s. Under the leadership of founding department chair, David Bonner and faculty leaders, Biology played a vital role in the of startup and success of UCSD’s medical school and our entire university’s growth, development and extraordinary rise in academic excellence. View a timeline of Biology's incredible history
Now, it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to reflect on the past 50 years and pay tribute to our early pioneers; it’s time to spotlight our present achievements; and it’s time to an unveil a bold vision for our future where UCSD Biological Sciences is driving force behind our 21st century bio-based economy.
Please join us throughout the year for our 50th events, when the entire UCSD Biology community – faculty, staff, alumni and friends – comes together to celebrate.