A Welcome Message from Dean Kathryn Uhrich


Dean UhrichWelcome to the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR! You can see by the stories on our website and UCR Today that we have active and engaged faculty, students, and researchers who are busy pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, bringing science to bear on critical global concerns, gaining attention in national media, and winning major research grants and international honors. 

The College is in the midst of rapid growth with many new and distinguished faculty coming on-board and state-of-the-art research facilities under construction or recently completed. Research grants such as a $3.2 million award to improve solar power integration, a $4.5 million grant to develop disease-resistant strawberries, and an $8 million grant to fight vector-borne diseases, are among the many awards advancing our impactful research 

From its roots in agricultural research, the College continues to expand its scientific reach with a number of internationally ranked programs addressing the most pressing scientific questions of our times, including food security, global warming, life in outer space, health and wellness, renewable resources, and a range of other issues.

The College is offering more opportunities than ever before for both undergraduate and graduate students to enjoy unparalleled hands-on learning in the lab and the field, under the mentorship of renowned professors who love to teach. This unique learning experience is offered within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment.

On behalf of my colleagues, I extend you all a warm welcome!

Kathryn E. Uhrich


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