Faculty Research Interests

The following is an alphabetical list of Integrative Biology faculty members and brief descriptions of their research. Click on a faculty member's name to see a complete description of their research (if available).

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David Ackerly - Professor
Plant ecology and evolution


Doris Bachtrog - Associate Professor
Evolution of sex and recombination, Y degeneration, dosage compensation, sexually antagonistic variation
Bruce Baldwin - Professor
Systematics and evolution of vascular plants
Anthony D Barnosky - Professor Emeritus
Mammalian paleobiology
George E. Bentley - Associate Professor
Avian reproductive biology, neuroendocrinology and behavior
Jeffrey L. Boore - Adjunct Professor
Comparative genomics, molecular evolution, systematics, organelle genomics, high-throughput DNA sequencing
Mike Boots - Professor
Infectious disease ecology and evolution; wildlife and tropical human disease
Rauri C.K. Bowie - Assistant Professor
Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Ornithology
George A. Brooks - Professor
Exercise physiology and metabolism


Roy L. Caldwell - Professor of the Graduate School
Invertebrate behavioral biology and ecology
Thomas J. Carlson - Teaching Professor
Ethnobotany, ecology and evolution of human disease and medicine
William A. Clemens - Professor Emeritus
Vertebrate paleontology


Todd E. Dawson - Professor
Physiological plant ecology, stable isotope biogeochemistry
Marian C. Diamond - Professor Emerita
Neuroanatomy, environment, immune functions and hormones
Robert Dudley - Professor
Biomechanics and comparative physiology
Ivo Duijnstee - Assistant Adjunct Professor
Geobiology and marine micropaleontology


Paul V.A. Fine - Assistant Professor
Plant ecology, plant evolutionary biology, speciation, floristics and phytogeography
Seth Finnegan - Assistant Professor
Marine Invertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoecology
Robert J. Full - Professor
Comparative biomechanics, physiology, and functional morphology


Stephen E. Glickman - Professor Emeritus
Animal behavior, physiological substrates of behavior


Oskar Hallatschek - Assistant Professor
Population Genetics Theory and Experiments
Tyrone B. Hayes - Professor
Developmental endocrinology
Carole S. Hickman - Professor of the Graduate School
Evolutionary paleobiology, morphology and systematics
Leslea Hlusko - Associate Professor
Mammalian evolutionary biology
John P. Huelsenbeck - Professor
Evolutionary biology, phylogenetics theory, evolutionary genetics


Daniela Kaufer - Associate Professor
Molecular Neuroscience and Stem Cell Biology: Plasticity in the Adult Brain
Mimi R. Koehl - Professor
Invertebrate functional morphology and biomechanics
Britt Koskella - Assistant Professor
Disease Ecology and Evolution, Bacteria-phage interactions, Coevolution between hosts and pathogens


Eileen A. Lacey - Associate Professor
Behavioral ecology, population and evolutionary biology
Steven L. Lehman - Professor Emeritus
Motor control
Paul Licht - Professor Emeritus
Director of the UC Botanical Garden
Han N. Lim - Assistant Professor
Systems Biology, Microbiology & Genome Evolution
David R. Lindberg - Professor
Evolutionary biology and ecology
Jere H. Lipps - Professor Emeritus
Paleontology of marine environments
Cynthia Looy - Assistant Professor
Paleobotany, palynology and paleoecology


Charles R. Marshall - Professor
Jimmy A. McGuire - Associate Professor
Vertebrate systematics/evolutionary biology
Brent D. Mishler - Professor
Bryology, systematics and evolutionary biology


Michael Nachman - Professor
Evolutionary genetics and genomics
Rasmus Nielsen - Professor
Evolutionary Genomics


Kevin Padian - Professor
Paleontology and evolutionary biology
Nipam Patel - Professor
Genetic and evolutionary studies of embryonic pattern formation
Thomas M. Powell - Professor Emeritus
Oceanography, aquatic ecology
Mary E. Power - Professor
Freshwater ecology, food webs


Carl Rothfels - Assistant Professor
Plant phylogenetics, polyploidy, fern evolution


Rudolf Schmid - Associate Professor Emeritus
California flora, botanical history (1870-1945) and systematic anatomy and comparative morphology of vascular plants
Michael Shapira - Associate Professor
Host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, aging, gut microbial communities
Ellen L. Simms - Professor
Plant ecology and evolution
Montgomery Slatkin - Professor
Evolutionary theory
Wayne P. Sousa - Professor
Population and community ecology
Chelsea D. Specht - Associate Professor
Processes and patterns involved in the evolution and diversification of plants, especially the monocots
Jonathon Stillman - Assistant Adjunct Professor
Marine Environmental Physiology


Glenys J. Thomson - Professor
Human and population genetics and evolution


José Pablo Vázquez-Medina - Assistant Professor
Vertebrate Physiology, Redox Biology


David B. Wake - Professor of the Graduate School
Herpetology and evolutionary biology
Marvalee H. Wake - Professor of the Graduate School
Vertebrate evolutionary morphology and reproductive biology
Donald P. Weston - Adjunct Professor
Invertebrate ecology and ecotoxicology
Tim D. White - Professor
Human evolutionary studies
Caroline Williams - Assistant Professor
Evolutionary physiology


Irving Zucker - Professor Emeritus
Biological rhythms, hibernation. and behavioral endocrinology