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.

Larry Swanson

Larry Swanson elected next Secretary-General of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

Kelvin Davies

Dion Dickman

Jill McNitt-Gray

Jill McNitt-Gray was inducted as a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics

Fengzhu Sun

Fengzhu Sun was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Peter Ralph

Peter Ralph - 2015 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

Ian Ehrenreich

Ian Ehrenreich - 2015 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

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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