EEB Department news

New Study on Heliconius Butterflies -Adriana Briscoe May 2017

Professor Adriana Briscoe discovered that male and female Heliconius butterflies see the world differently from each other.

Evolutionary Genetics -John Avise May 2017

Professor John Avise published book “Conceptual breakthroughs in evolutionary genetics: a brief history of shifting paradigms,” which has had a great impact in the field of evolutionary science.

Life Amongst the Clouds -Caitlin Looby May 2017

Ph.D. candidate Caitlin Looby writes about the impact of climate change on the cloud forest of the Monteverde mountains in Costa Rica.

2017 Celebration of Teaching -Brandon Gaut and Bradley Hughes May 2017

Professor Brad Hughes and Brandon S. Gaut received “Celebration of Teaching” awards.

American Academy of Microbiology Fellow -Jennifer Martiny May 2017

Professor Jennifer B.H. Martiny was elected 2017 fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology.

2017 Blaise Pascal Medal for Life Sciences -Francisco J. Ayala May 2017

University Professor and Donald Bren Professor Francisco J. Ayala awarded the European Academy of Sciences’ Blaise Pascal Medal for Life Sciences.

New Master’s Program in Conservation and Restoration May 2017

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) announce the new Masters in Conversation and Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program.

UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump -Steven Allison Apr 2017

Professor Steven Allison wrote about federal science funding at UCI in the Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot.

Saving Our Planet -Timothy Bradley Mar 2017

Professor Tim Bradley speaks to UCI Magazine about the Salton Sea project and the role nature should play in our lives.

New Faculty -Dr. Celia Faiola and Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi Mar 2017

Welcome new faculty members of the Ayala School, EEB Dr. Celia Faiola and MBB Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi.

Ayala Professor Advocates Federal Funding of Environmental Research -Steve Allison Mar 2017

EEB Professor Steven Allison traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal funding of environmental research.

Ecological Society of America Recognizes Ayala Professors -Cascade Sorte, Jennifer Martiny, Travis Huxman Mar 2017

EEB Professors Cascade Sorte, Jennifer Martiny and Travis Huxman named fellows of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Honoring Our Future Innovators -Alyssa Braciszewski Feb 2017

Ayala graduate students Allison Najafi and Zachariah Reagh (Neurobiology and Behavior), Alyssa Braciszewski (EEB), and Christine Schneider (MBB) were honored at ARCS Scholars Luncheon for their innovative research projects.

Key Protein in the Defense Against a Common Parasite Identified -Francisco Ayala Feb 2017

Professor Francisco Ayala was part of a collaborative study that identified the protein guanylate-binding protein-1 (GBP-1) pivotal role in host defense against the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Available online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.