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Bradley Shaffer in UCLA Newsroom: UCLA draws record $1.4 billion in research funding

UCLA attracted record support for its wide-ranging research in the 2019–20 fiscal year, receiving $1.427 billion in research funding. The UCLA College, home to the university’s divisions of life and physical sciences, received nearly $202 million in 2020, a record. This included $3.3 million in the University of California Office of the President funding for the California Conservation Genomics Project, led by Brad Shaffer, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of UCLA’s Center for California Conservation Science. The project is developing comprehensive genomic data of state flora and fauna to guide public policy on species preservation.