UCLA’s Biosciences Initiative will expand knowledge exponentially
to improve quality of life for people throughout the world. UCLA donor
S.L. Huang, who was trained in engineering and has always enjoyed science,
believes the initiative’s interdisciplinary
approach is vital to scientific progress.
“The past 100 years have
been about specialization. That era has come to an end. Now the sciences
are merging because information is so accessible and easy to share.” he
S.L. and his wife, Betty, support the
initiative by funding the UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium, which
brings together researchers from the divisions of Life and Physical Sciences
in the College of Letters and Science, the David Geffen School of Medicine
and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Through
collaboration, the scientific process itself is being transformed, and
UCLA is leading the way.