An Award-winning

Faculty

A team of regionally and globally recognized leaders in Developmental and Cell Biology. Our faculty is an integral part of our goal towards the understanding what causes developmental disorders and more. While the department interests are diverse, they are aligned with the same mission: to lead in cutting-edge research and help train the next generation of scientists.
    • 7 AAAS Fellows

      7 Faculty members have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    • A Diverse Faculty

      The DCB faculty research interests include cell repair and regrowth, cancer origins, developmental disorders and more.

    • Collaboration

      DCB faculty travel around the world to collaborate with top scientists and researchers from many distinguished institutions.

Faculty Directory

Learn more about DCB faculty members and joint appointees. To view a list of participating faculty in the BioSci 199, please click on the drop down menu below.

DCB Faculty Participating in BioSci 199

  • Arora
  • Atwood
  • Bardwell
  • Benavente
  • Berns
  • Blumberg
  • Bryant, P
  • Calof
  • Cho
  • Cinquin
  • Civelli
  • Digman
  • Donovan
  • Edinger
  • Eom
  • Gardiner
  • Gross
  • Lander
  • Lin
  • Luderer
  • MacGregor
  • Monuki
  • Mortazavi
  • Mulligan
  • O’Dowd
  • Parsons
  • Plikus
  • Schilling
  • Suetterlin
  • Sun
  • Thompson-Peer
  • Wang
  • Warrior
  • Wunderlich

Kavita Arora, PhD

Chair and Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: karora@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-1087

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Scott Atwood, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: satwood@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-4346

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Lee Bardwell, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: bardwell@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-6902

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Bruce Blumberg, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: blumberg@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-8573

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Ken Cho, PhD

Ken Cho, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: kwcho@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-7950

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Qlivier Cinquin, PhD

Olivier Cinquin, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: ocinquin@uci.edu
Phone: 949-257-2819

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Peter Donovan, PhD

Peter Donovan, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: pdonovan@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-3691

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Aimee Edinger, PhD

Chancellor’s Fellow and Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: aedinger@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-1921

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Dae Seok Eom, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: dseom@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-3086

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Pablo Lara Gonzalez

Pablo Lara Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: plaragon@uci.edu

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Steven Gross, PhD

Steven Gross, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: sgross@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-3159

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Assistant Professor Evgeny Kvov

Evgeny Kvon, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: ekvon@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-2801

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Arthur D. Lander, MD, PhD

Arthur Lander, PhD

Distinguished Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: adlander@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-1721

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Star Lee, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: starl@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-5565

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Grant MacGregor, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: gmacg@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-8253

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Ali Mortazavi, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: seyedam@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-6762

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R Michael Mulligan, PhD

R. Michael Mulligan, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: rmmullig@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-8433

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Qing Nie, PhD

Distinguished Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: qnie@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-5530

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Diane O’Dowd, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: dkodowd@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-0663

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Michael Parsons, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: mparson1@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-8728

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Plikus

Maksim Plikus, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: plikus@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-1260

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Thomas Schilling, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: tschilli@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-2479

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Xiaoyu Shi, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: xishi@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-7638

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Christine Suetterlin, PhD

Christine Suetterlin, PhD

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: suetterc@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-7140

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Sha Sun, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: shasun@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-3673

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Katherine Thompson-Peer, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: ktpeer@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-6847

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Wenqi Wang, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: wenqiw6@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-4977

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Rahul Warrior, PhD

Rahul Warrior, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: rwarrior@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-9798

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Adrienne Williams

Adrienne Williams, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Email: adriw@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-2475

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Lauren Albrecht

Ph.D. Cell Biology from Northwestern University
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Claudia Benavente

Ph.D. The University of Arizona, 2007
Genetics, epigenetics, cancer, pediatric cancer, retinoblastoma, osteosarcoma, Rb.
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Anne Calof, PhD

Anne Calof

Ph.D. Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, School of Medicine
Systems biology of stem cells; genetic and genomic approaches to human developmental disease.
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Olivier Civelli, PhD

Olivier Civelli

Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, 1979
Molecular neurobiology, G protein-coupled receptors, Neuropeptides, Orphan receptors, Novel neurotransmitters, Dopamine receptors, Orphanin FQ/nociceptin, MCH, traditional Chinese medicines.
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Fangyuan Ding

Fangyuan Ding

Postdoc: Caltech, Biology and Bioengineering
Single molecule and single cell, Systems biology, Synthetic Biology.
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Michelle A. Digman

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
Cell migration is vital for embryonic development, wound healing, and cancer metastasis.
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German Enciso

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2005
Systems biology at the interface between the mathematical and the biological sciences.
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Enrico Gratton

Ph.D. University of Rome, 1969
Fast relaxation in enzymes, fluorescence properties, hydration of proteins, IR spectroscopy of biological substances, nucleic acids–fluorescent probe interactions.
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Luderer

Ulrike Luderer

Ph.D. Northwestern University
Reproductive toxicology, developmental toxicology.
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Monuki

Edwin S. Monuki

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Cerebral cortex, stem cells, development, neurobiology, neuropathology, mouse transgenics, BMP, patterning, brain malformations.
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Xaohui Xie, PhD

Xaohui Xie

Ph.D., MIT
AI/Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Geonomics.
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Joseph Arditti,PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: jarditti@uci.edu

PhD University of Southern California, 1965
Developmental physiology of orchids, orchid biology, taro.
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Hans Bode, PhD

Hans R. Bode, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: hbode@uci.edu

PhD Yale University, 1966
Developmental biology (pattern formation, stem cell proliferation and differentiation); evolution of developmental processes; novel peptides affecting developmental processes; alternative animal model for toxicity testing; hydra.
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Peter Bryant, PhD

Peter Bryant, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: pjbryant@uci.edu

PhD University of Sussex, England, 1967
Local Biodiversity and Conservation.
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Susan V. Bryant, PhD

Professor Emerita, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: svbryant@uci.edu

PhD University of London, 1967
Regeneration, stem cells, wound healing, growth, pattern formation, limb development, limb regeneration.
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Richard Campbell, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: rcampbel@uci.edu

PhD Rockefeller University, 1965
Morphogenesis; biology of hydra; fractal geometry of biological forms.
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Donald E Fosket, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: defosket@uci.edu

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David Gardiner, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: dmgardin@uci.edu

Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Regeneration, development, limbs, stem cells, amphibian, deformed frogs
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Franz Hoffmann, PhD

Franz Hoffman, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: fjhoffman@uci.edu

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Stuart Krassner

Stuart M. Krassner, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: smkrassn@uci.edu

PhD The Johns Hopkins University, 1962
Morphological, metabolic, and biochemical analysis of developmental transitions (transformation) of hemoflagellates.
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Shin Lin, PhD

Shin Lin,PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: shinlin@uci.edu

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles 1971
Complementary and alternative medicine, mind/body signaling, qigong, tai chi, acupuncture, exercise physiology.
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J Lawrence Marsh, PhD

J Lawrence Marsh, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: jlmarsh@uci.edu

Ph.D. University of Washington, 1974
Mechanisms of late onset Neurodegeneration – Oncogene signaling pathways in normal and abnormal growth.
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Debra Mauzy-Melitz, PhD

Professor Emerita, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: dmauzyme@uci.edu

Ph.D. Marquette University, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 2001
Lecturer.
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Ronald Meyer, PhD

Ronald Meyer, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Email: rlmeyer@uci.edu

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1974
Regulation of axonal growth, development of nerve connections, nerve injury and regeneration.
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