EEB Department news

Gaut profiled in Scientist Magazine June 6, 2013

EEB Professor Brandon Gaut reviews his career in a profile in Scientist Magazine.

Allison an Early Career Fellow  June 5, 2013

EEB Associate Professor Steven Allison was awarded the Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Starting with this award to Steve, the ESA will is awarded to early career members who show outstanding promise for contributions in Ecology.

Sakai named a AAAS Fellow  November 29, 2012

EEB Professor Ann Sakai was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.A total of 702 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Feb. 16, 2013, at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston.

EEB Postdoc Connor wins UC President’s Fellowship November 5, 2012

Kwasi Connor, received the prestigious UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Donovan German and Jim Hicks in EEB.  This year’s only UCI recipient, Dr. Connor will study the physiological adaptations of mussels (Mytilus californianus) to an ever-changing intertidal environment.  The UCPPF is awarded to excellent scholars who increase the diversity of the UC system.
Interview of Kwasi.

Gaut elected President of the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution   September 19, 2012

EEB Professor Brandon Gaut was elected President of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. This is the premier society for evolutionary biology and evolutionary genetics. The society publishes the journals Molecular Biology and Evolution and Genome Biology and Evolution. Brandon takes the position formerly held by EEB Professors Walter Fitch, a cofounder of the journal and the society, John Avise, and Mike Clegg.