Gene D. Block

University of California, Los Angeles
Neurobiologist; Academic administrator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership


Gene D. Block is Chancellor of the University of California at Los Angeles. A champion of public universities, Gene Block is leading efforts to define the role of an urban public research university, deepening UCLA's civic engagement, and increasing access for underrepresented students. He previously served as Vice President and Provost of the University of Virginia, where he received the Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Public Service Award. An expert in biological clocks, Dr. Block holds faculty appointments in psychiatry, biobehavioral sciences, and physiological sciences.

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