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Research Environment

The Division of Biological Sciences is at the nexus of the larger La Jolla Mesa Biomedical Research Community, recognized as one of the premier biomedical research centers in the world. The UC San Diego main campus, School of Medicine, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography comprise hundreds of individual laboratories that create a vibrant, research-oriented environment.

Our most important scientific tie is with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.We formalized this partnership by creating a joint graduate program, the Affiliated Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences. The wider research community includes—among others—the Sandford/Burnham Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and the Neurosciences Institute.

The following pages provide information and support for the research occuring in the division: