Divisional Leadership

Biological Sciences Leadership

The Division of Biological Sciences encompasses a breadth of disciplines spanning all levels of organization and encompassing diverse organisms. With about 112 full-time faculty in two departments, the division offers a variety of programs that allow students to prepare for future careers in professional fields such as health sciences, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental science, and academia. Undergraduate majors are encouraged to gain experience through independent research studies(link is external) by working closely with faculty in cutting-edge research using advanced technology.

Headshot of Dean Michael R. Botchan

Dean Michael R. Botchan

Contact Information 

Biological Sciences Division

College of Letters and Science

101 Durant Hall 

Berkeley, CA 94720-2920

(510) 642-3331

Dean & Staff

Dean: Michael R. Botchan

Senior Associate Dean:  Richard M. Harland

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning: Edward E. Penhoet

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: tyrone B. Hayes

Associate Dean: Daniela Kaufer

Director of Academic Administration: Hanna Knight

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration: Heidi Wagner

Assistant Dean of Development, Development and College Relations: Kirsten Swan

Biological Sciences Diversity Director: Audrey Knowlton

Executive Assistant: Melanie Ling