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Innovation. Diversity. Impact.

Professor James Nieh with Xavier students Lamiah Hall, Emily Wilson and Selena Gray


The School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego contains 3 academic programs.


Investigating questions addressing how cells assemble and function, and how they are sculpted into complex organisms.

Cell and Developmental Biology

Pursuing molecular mechanisms underpinning a range of fundamental processes vital for life on Earth.

Molecular Biology

Researching ecological and evolutionary processes underlying individuals, populations, species and communities.

Ecology, Behavior & Evolution

Probing how nervous systems work and the rich complexity of mechanisms that influence how we think, feel and act.