Faculty and Research Innovation

Stephen Mayfield
Professor Stephen Mayfield overlooking an algae pond with graduate student researchers.

There is no question our faculty is stellar. They have helped make UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences one of the best in the nation. The impact of our scientists and researchers extends beyond the classroom to research and discoveries that will improve our world.

But our ability to recruit and retain talented faculty is challenged by an ever-shrinking budget. Currently, less than seven percent of the university’s total revenue comes from the State of California funds for education. Federal research funding is also decreasing. Private support is critical to sustaining the quality of our faculty and fueling innovation. Your gifts help keep us competitive and ensure our best minds stay right here, where they can continue to provide high-caliber teaching and research that matters to society.

Whether you choose to invest in an endowed chair, a research area or specific study, your gift makes a difference.

To discuss your specific research interest, please contact Drew Santos at (858) 534-5635 or dwsantos@ucsd.edu.