Department News

02/03/2016

Professor Phil Rundel awarded a New NSF Grant

Professor Phil Rundel, together with colleagues from UC Riverside and UC Merced, have been awarded a new NSF grant to carry out research on the impact of El Nino conditions on soil fluxes of carbon and methane in the tropical rainforest at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.



02/02/2016

Blumstein lab featured on BioScience Webpage

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01/26/2016

Grant Awarded to Professor Michael Alfaro

Congratulation to ISG faculty, Jessica Lynch Alfaro and EEB faculty, Michael Alfaro who were awarded a grant through the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), "Phenotypic plasticity of robust Capuchin monkeys (genus Sapajus): research on the effects of distinct ontogenetic trajectories and context-dependent activation," under PI Patricia Izar, Psychology Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is an interdisciplinary grant that will study behavioral development in four wild populations of Capuchin monkeys in Brazil. Dr. Lynch Alfaro will be heading up the sequencing of genomes of 10 Capuchin monkey species, and subsequently developing a SNP-chip for population-level genomic analyses of Capuchin monkeys using non-invasive sampling techniques.



01/25/2016

PROFESSOR NATHAN KRAFT AND PROFESSOR LAWREN SACK RECOGNIZED AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC MINDS

EEB Department Professors Nathan Kraft and Professor Lawren Sack have been named among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters, designating "innovators forging a path toward a brighter tomorrow.". Profs Kraft and Sack have joined the list of Highly Cited Researchers, based on authorship of highly cited papers (top 1% of their subject field and year), a mark of exceptional impact. Read more: Thomson Reuters and UCLA Newsroom.



01/20/2016

Professor Bob Wayne and Adjunct Professor Seth Riley Featured on CBS' 60 Minutes

For full 60 minutes episode, please visit CBS-60 minutes

Professor Wayne's interview begins at 38:49 and Professor Seth Riley's interview starts at 40:35.



01/12/2016

Professor Kirk Lohmueller featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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01/08/2016

Professor Dan Blumstein featured in the LA Times

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12/11/2015

Dr. Samantha Cheng featured on the UCLA Newsroom Twitter

For full interview, please visit UCLA Newsroom Twitter.



12/08/2015

Professor Robert Wayne awarded a 2016 President's Research Catalyst Award

For full announcement, please visit University of California and UCLA Newsroom.



11/24/2015

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, RECOGNIZES UCLA-HBCU PROGRAM RUN BY PROFESSORS PAUL BARBER AND PEGGY FONG

For full article, please visit UCLA Life Sciences.