Biomolecular/Genetic Engineering

Major advances in molecular biology, biochemistry and DNA technologies have made it possible to analyze, design, manipulate and control the fundamental molecular processes and genetic blueprints of life. This convergence of molecular biology with engineering promises to address some of the most pressing problems of the 21st century, including precision medicine and environmental sustainability.

The Biomolecular, Genetic and Cellular Engineering research thrust aims to focus UCI’s multidisciplinary strength in molecular life sciences toward designing and engineering bio-based solutions for society’s needs, and training the next generation of scientists and leaders.