There are 172 faculty and staff members, including 53 professors and 29 associate professors in school of life sciences. Among them, there are 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Science, 2 Cheung Kong Scholars,3 NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars, 11 Minjiang Scholars, 3 chief scientists of Major National Scientific Research Plan and 973 Project and 10 Youth One-Thousand-Talents Scheme Scholars.


The school has nearly 50000 m2 of teaching and scientific research and houses many state-of-the-art facilities. The areas of research which are particularly prominent among the faculty members include: biomedical science, molecular cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, immunology, metabolic biology, tumor biology, neural biology, parasitic animal biology, aquatic biology and agricultural biotechnology.