Faculty Research: Areas of Expertise

A microscopic view of a rat retina

Fundamental Research to Advance Life Sciences

As one of three colleges in the nation dedicated exclusively to life sciences, the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences is home to some of the world's foremost faculty in the life sciences. Their research forms the scientific foundation for advances in human and animal health, ecological conservation, food production, genetics and many other areas that are critical in transforming our world.

Sean Collins looks through a microscope
Assistant Professor Sean Collins, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, looks through a microscope. Collins seeks to improve the responses of immune cells to develop targeted therapies for cancer and other diseases. UC Davis

Faculty within the college lead research labs which provide hands-on opportunities to share knowledge and experience with students, postdocs and research staff.  Not only do they drive scientific discovery, our faculty members serve as educators and mentors that guide the next generation of scientists.

Here you'll learn about their discoveries and research impacts that build the future of life sciences.