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  • Welcome to the Fall 2013 incoming PhD students!

    Welcome to the Fall 2013 incoming PhD students!

  • Enjoying some shade at the Annual UCSD/Salk Retreat

    Enjoying some shade at the Annual UCSD/Salk Retreat

  • Grad students discuss research during a poster session

    Grad students discuss research during a poster session

  • Students go hiking at the Annual UCSD/Salk Retreat

    Students go hiking at the Annual UCSD/Salk Retreat

The Division of Biological Sciences offers 3 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community, unified by the broad discipline of biological sciences.

Our programs boast over 100 faculty who provide a supportive and stimulating environment to enable highly talented individuals to develop the skills and experience necessary to become world-class scientists.

Student Spotlight

Esch, Hanna, Lau, Pater

2013 NSF Graduate Fellows

Congratulations to our 2013 National Science Foundation Awardees:  Ellen Esch (EBE), Victoria Hanna (EBE), Eunice Lau (Chalasani Lab), and Dianne Pater (Schroeder Lab).  

2013 ARCS Fellows

Congratulations to our 2013 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) awardees:  Monica Chu (Komiyama Lab) and Chris Kopp (Cleland Lab).


Graduate Program Events