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The number of citrus varieties, in our world-renowned Citrus Variety Collection.
Professor Yadong Yin’s rank in the world among materials science researchers.
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The grant amount secured by Professor John M. Fischer, to fund research on humanity’s complex relationship with immortality.
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Most universities make you wait until you are a graduate student to conduct important research – not UCR. We connect you to inspirational faculty immediately so that you can pursue your best ideas. Learn more about conducting undergraduate research at UCR.
From nanonengineering biosensors and increasing immunity to creating sustainable energy and reducing violent crime, UCR research makes the world a better place. See featured UCR research in the areas of health, sustainability, education and technology at Living the Promise.
Sean Cutler discovered pyrabactin at UCR. Pyrabactin mimics a hormone that helps plants survive during times of drought. The discovery marked a crucial step toward making plants more drought resistant and was a Science Magazine Top 10 Breakthrough of the Year.
Don’t you want to make that kind of history? And it’s not just science – we have research centers in all of our colleges and schools. How you change the world is up to you! Explore our research centers.