24 Faculty/Mentors

Integrative Biology

David Ackerly, Professor
(1) Forest responses to climate change in Northern California (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Phenology dynamics in California grassland communities (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Plants on the move: data science, population genetics, and pollen dispersal (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Genetic architecture and phenotypic variation in blue oaks (Full- no new appr needed)
Doris Bachtrog, Professor
(1) The role of sex chromosomes in aging: does the Y chromosome contribute to a shorter male lifespan? (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) The genetics of behavioral isolation in Drosophila (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Mechanisms and evolution of heterochromatin formation in early development (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Speciation genetics and evolution of reproductive incompatibilities in Drosophila (Current Term Now Closed)
Bruce Baldwin, Professor
(1) Phylogenomics and cryptic diversity in parasitic Orobanche (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Biogeography and taxonomy of flax (Linum: Linaceae) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Computational evolutionary biology / phylogenetic modeling (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Evolutionary ecology of the rock daisies (Peritylinae; Asteraceae). (Current Term Now Closed)
Rauri Bowie, Professor
(1) Determining what factors that affect microbiomes in wild populations of birds (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Phenotypic variation within the Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) species complex (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) DNA sequencing to investigate bird diversification and the role of pathogens in modulating biodiversity (Current Term Now Closed)
George A. Brooks, Professor
(1) Aging Research, Project 1: Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) Research Projects (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Exercise Metabolism, Project 2: Stable Isotopes in the Study of Metabolism (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Exercise Metabolism, Project 3: Regulation of Muscle Cell Membrane Lactate Transporter Protein Expression (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Project 4: Metabolic Adaptions following Traumatic Brain Injury (Current Term Now Closed)
Roy Caldwell, Professor
(1) Behavior of Stomatopod Crustaceans (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) The development and early behavior of octopuses. (Current Term Now Closed)
Robert Dudley, Professor
(1) How do hummingbirds breathe, drink, and fly at the same time? (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) A Global Estimate for Insect Biomass (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) How do arboreal lizards glide? (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Analyzing Variation in Bird Wing Bone (Full- no new appr needed)
Christie Ferrecchia, DVM, Integrative Biology
(1) Apprenticeship in Laboratory Animal Medicine with Veterinary Staff (Current Term Now Closed)
Seth Finnegan, Professor
(1) The Evolution of Mollusk Shell Ornamentation as a Defense against Predation (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Environmental and Ecological Change in Coastal Marine California from the Pleistocene to today (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Effects of the Uplift of the Isthmus of Panama on the Ecology, Evolution, and Extinction of Mollusks (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Which Factors determine Biodiversity and Body Size Patterns in Crustaceans? (Current Term Now Closed)
John Huelsenbeck, Professor
(1) A web-based interface for RevBayes (Current Term Now Closed)
Mimi Koehl, Professor
(1) Biomechanics of how organisms interact with their physical environments: How turbulent water flow and waves in the ocean affect marine organisms, how protozoan predators and prey swim and interact, and more... (Current Term Now Closed)
Britt Koskella, Professor
(1) The costs and benefits of using phage cocktails to treat a bacterial plant pathogen (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Experimental evolution of biofilm formation and its impacts on pathogen virulence and bacteria-phage interactions within a plant host (Full- no new appr needed)
Eileen Lacey, Professor
(1) Social structure of birds and mammals (Current Term Now Closed)
Charles Marshall, Professor
(1) Biogeography and paleoecology of epeiric seaways (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The evolutionary and ecological origins of the Hawaiian flora (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Explaining the bizarre biogeography of cycads (Full- no new appr needed)
Brent Mishler, Professor
(1) UV Tolerance in Mojave Dryland Mosses (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Spatial phylogenetic diversity in the Mojave National Preserve (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Uncovering the genetic sex of clonal Syntrichia desert mosses (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Presentation of Scientific Findings (Full- no new appr needed)
Michael Nachman, Professor
(1) The genetic basis of speciation in house mice (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Skeletal variation in house mice: do tropical mice have longer tails than temperate mice? (Current Term Now Closed)
Mary E. Power, Professor
(1) Food webs in rivers and watersheds/Eyes on the Eel (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Distribution and toxicity of cyanobacteria in rivers of the California North Coast (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Phenology of Stream Food Webs for Juvenile Salmonids in Northern California (Current Term Now Closed)
Carl Rothfels, Professor
(1) Phylogeography and Molecular Genomics of a Ethnobotanically Relevant Tuber Crop in the Americas (Current Term Now Closed)
Michael Shapira, Professor
(1) The role of environmentally-acquired gut microbes in host adaptation to environmental stress (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Age-dependent interactions between C. elegans stress signaling and a regulator of longevity (Full- no new appr needed)
Ellen Simms, Professor
(1) Have invasive rhizobia escaped their bacteriophage enemies? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Non-rhizobia in legume nodules and their use as biofertilizers (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Drivers of Legume Invasions in the Bay Area (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Genetic mechanisms of flowering time in Ipomoea morning glories (Current Term Now Closed)
Wayne Sousa, Professor
(1) Population dynamics of bloom-forming algae in San Francisco Bay (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Effects of non-native plant invasions on the diversity, species composition, and trophic structure of grassland invertebrate assemblages (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Ecology and physiology of parasitic plants (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Herbivory and nutrient cycling after chaparral fire (Full- no new appr needed)
Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, Professor
(1) Role of lung peroxiredoxin 6 in ferroptosis (Current Term Now Closed)
Noah Whiteman, Professor
(1) Maintenance of Genetic Variation Through Species Interactions (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Multimodal chemosensory reception in herbivorous insects (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technique in a Drosophila that attacks plants (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) The role of gut bacteria in the evolution of herbivory (Current Term Now Closed)
Caroline Williams, Professor
(1) Carry over effects of snow on willow leaf beetles (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Life history trade-offs in the field and the laboratory (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Functional characterization of proteins underlying cold-tolerance in tardigrades (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY OPPORTUNITY: De novo protein modeling & evolutionary analysis of gene families underlying tardigrade stress-tolerance (Current Term Now Closed)