Commencement 2020


Professor Valerie Tornini is awarded a 2024 Ben Barres Spotlight Award, administered by eLife
Professor Duncan Leitch Featured in Los Angeles Times
Recent publication by Professor Grace Xiao and her lab is featured in the UCLA Newsroom
Amy Rowat Lab Graduate Student Researcher, Corinne Smith, is awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellowship. The award provides three years of financial support. Congratulations, Corinne!

Educational Programs

The department is proud of its long history in training the next generation of thinkers and leaders in science and medicine. The department offers an Undergraduate Program (B.S. in Physiological Science) as well as a two-year, research-oriented Master’s Program (M.S. in Physiological Science). We are a co-founder and home to the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology (MCIP) Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program, which is ranked #1 in the nation and is one of 10 Ph.D.-granting programs in the Graduate Programs in Biosciences (GPB) at UCLA. The department is also highly engaged with the Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program (UNSIDP). Specifically, IBP provides administrative expertise and support for UNSIDP’s leadership; staff; instruction; curriculum; courses; teaching assistants; and financial support for selected activities.


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