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The Division of Biological Sciences offers 2 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.


Graduate News

Josh Borin and Hangqing Liu

Josh Borin and Hanqing Liu Selected for Founding Faculty Awards

Boosting our chances in the fight against antibiotic resistance and the development of a novel road map for brain cells were the topics of two graduate student-led research papers selected in the most recent Founding Faculty Award for Graduate Excellence, an honor bestowed by UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences.

Inaugural Cohort of Curci Scholars Selected

New program supports diversity, women and international graduate students

UC San Diego's Division of Biological Sciences has named its first cohort - representing diverse nationalities, backgrounds and interests - in a new Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation scholars program.