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The Department of Biological Chemistry is a research focused department within the UC Irvine 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 High-Throughput Facility, 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.

The UC Irvine campus is located in the city of Irvine, 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 75 miles north of San Diego. The Irvine area offers theater, concerts, comedy clubs, nightlife and many excellent restaurants.

UC Irvine has been ranked the top young U.S. University, one that combines world-class research and training with excellent quality of life. The campus is less than five miles from beautiful beaches and a short drive from the mountains and deserts. The area offers surfing, fishing, snowboarding, skiing and many opportunities for hiking and cycling. Irvine, itself, regularly ranks among the nation’s safest cities.

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.