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The Department of Biological Chemistry is a research focused department within the UCI School of Medicine.

Our diverse and passionate community of scientists actively pursues a wide range of research interests that includes cancer, epigenetics and metabolism, stem cells and more. They play a crucial role in in the campus-wide research enterprise.

Faculty from our department lead several UC Irvine research focus areas as directors of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, the Genomics Resource and Technology Hub, the Skin Biology Resource Center  and the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We foster innovation at the lab bench and beyond. Our goal is to nurture a spirit of curiosity and discovery by stimulating interactions among faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows and trainees.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our innovative research programs and biomedical teaching mission.

If you are interested in learning more about our leading-edge research or would like to tour a laboratory, please contact Barbara Shainberg. Our internationally recognized faculty members will be happy to discuss their research and answer your questions. You can also follow us on Facebook.


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