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.

Susan Forsburg and Jill McNitt-Gray

Susan Forsburg and Jill McNitt-Gray appointed as inaugural holders of Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering

Jill Mc-Nitt Gray

Jill McNitt-Gray received the 2016 Jim Hay Memorial Award

Naomi Levine

Naomi Levine was recognized as one of the 2016 class of Sloan Fellows in the Ocean Sciences division

Jed Fuhrman

Jed Fuhrman will receive the 2016 Associates Award for Excellence for Creativity in Research and Scholarship.

Susan Forsburg

Susan Forsburg will receive 2016 Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jed Fuhrman, Douglas Capone and David Hutchins

Jed Fuhrman, David Hutchins and Doug Capone were named ASLO Fellows

Douglas Capone

Doug Capone has been named a 2015 Raubenheimer awardee. This is the College's highest award.

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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