Biological Sciences at USC Dornsife

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Home to a vibrant community of life scientists, the department’s research spans the scales of biological organization from molecules and cells to organisms, populations, species, and communities. An emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research gives faculty and students opportunities to investigate a diverse array of living systems using a wide variety of research approaches and tools including X-ray crystallography, molecular assays, and computational genomic analyses to advanced microscopy, electrophysiology, and field research in Antarctica, Africa, and the Pacific Ocean.

Peter Ralph

Peter Ralph - 2015 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

Ian Ehrenreich

Ian Ehrenreich - 2015 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

Myron Goodman

Myron Goodman has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Mike Waterman

Mike Waterman will receive the Dan David "Futures" Prize for Bioinformatics this May at Tel Aviv University

Myron Goodman

Myron Goodman selected as the recipient of the 2015  Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS) Award

Dion Dickman

Dion Dickman makes a hat-trick! He recently received Fellowships from the Sloan, Whitehall and Mallinckrodt Foundations

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Biological Sciences Department Chair: Doug Capone

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • University of Southern California
  • Allan Hancock Foundation Building
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371