Faculty2018-09-10T18:39:07+00:00

Our Members

Professor of Entomology, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Mosquito Neurohormones
Distinguished Professor
Mathematics
Area(s) of Expertise: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathematical Physics
Professor and Plant Pathologist; Department Chair, Biology; Director, Center for Conservation Biology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Biology and Ecology of Microbial-plant-soil Interactions
Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Structure and Function of Transposons; Mosquito Genomics with Emphasis on the Culex Genome Project; Gene Drive in Mosquitoes; Environmental Impacts of GMO Release with Respect to Insects; The Use of Transposons in Human Gene Therapy
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Mitotic Chromosome Transmission
Distinguished Professor of Genetics; Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Regulation; Translational Control; Abiotic Stress Signaling/Response; Low Oxygen Sensing; Flooding/Submergence; Genome Technologies
Assistant Professor
Nematology
Area(s) of Expertise: rRNA amplicon sequencing, metagenomics, free-living marine nematodes, phylogenomics, computational biology
Professor of the Graduate Division
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Biological Engineering; Biothermodynamics; Metabolic Engineering; Enzyme Engineering
Professor and Plant Pathologist; Department Chair; Fungal Cell Biologist/Biochemist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Sensing and Signal Transduction in Fungi; Fungal Genetics; High-throughput Genomics; Heterotrimeric G proteins; Two-component Regulatory Systems
Professor and Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Microbial Ecology
Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Department Chair; Director, Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: The Role of Microglia in the Healthy and Diseased Central Nervous System
Associate Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Modeling; Computational Biology/Chemistry
Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Light Signaling in Plants; Nuclear Organization; Chloroplast Development
Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Development; Small Regulatory RNAs
Professor and Geneticist
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Crop Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics; High Density Genetic Linkage Maps and Marker Assisted Selection; Barley, Citrus, Cowpea, Rice, Wheat; Abiotic and Biotic Stress Regulated Genes and Proteins; Application of Transcriptome Analyses to Biomarker Development for Citrus
Professor
Statistics
Area(s) of Expertise: Design and Analysis of Gene Expression Experiments Using DNA Microarrays; SNP/SFP Discovery Using DNA Microarrays
Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Genomics; Analysis and Exploitation of Natural Variation Using Small Molecules
Associate Professor
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Genetics and Neurobiology of the Drosophila Chemosensory System; Neural Circuits Underlying Drosophila Chemosensory Behaviors
Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology; Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair; Professor of Molecular Biochemistry
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biochemistry
Assistant Professor of Parasitology
Nematology
Area(s) of Expertise: Insect-Parasitic Nematodes; Host-Parasite Interactions; Insect Immunity; Behavioral Ecology
Professor and Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Host-virus Interactions in Insects and Plants; RNA Silencing
Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Mechanisms of Toxicity and Carcinogenesis of Agricultural and Environmental Chemicals in Humans and Other Mammals
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Unplanned Transgene Movement via Pollen and Seeds and Consequences of Such Gene Flow; Science to Inform the Evolution of Public Policy Regarding Transgenic Crops; Transgene Confinement; Transgene Evolution
Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Brain Development; Synaptic Plasticity; Signal Transduction; Fragile X
Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Immune Biology; Defense Signaling; Gene Regulation; Transcriptomics; Functional Genomics
Distinguished Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bacillus thuringiensis; Baculoviruses; Medical Entomology; Genetic Engineering of Bacteria and Viruses
Associate Professor
Statistics
Area(s) of Expertise: Markov Chain Monte Carlo; Bayesian Inference; Monte Carlo Standard Errors; Statistical Computing
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Feedback Control; Systems and Synthetic Biology; Nucleic Acids Nanotechnology; Distributed Systems
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Nanoscale biosensing, single molecule measurements, single cell technology, electrical and optical systems
Professor and Biochemist
Biochemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Cellular and Viral Translational Regulatory Mechanisms; Programmed Cell Death in Plants; Role of Ethylene, Abscisic Acid, and Cytokinin During Maize Growth and Development and in Response to Abiotic Stress; Role of Ascorbic Acid During Plant Growth and in Environmental Stress Response Programs
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Area(s) of Expertise: TBD
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Evolutionary Biology and Physiology, with Emphasis on the Evolution of Complex Phenotypes
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Engineering; Directed Evolution of Enzymes, Metabolic Pathways and Microbial Stains; Next-Generation DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Proteomics; Chemical Biology; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Molecular Chaperones
Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Mosquito Genomics; Ion Transport
Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Physiology with a Nanobiotechnology Approach: Photosynthesis, Vascular Transport, Nanosensors, Nanobionics
Professor of Bioinformatics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Cheminformatics; Drug informatics; Databases; Expression Data Analysis, Protein Function Predictions; Data Mining; Network Analysis and Systems Biology
Associate Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Networks; Live Imaging; Stem Cells; Development
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Small RNAs
Assistant Professor
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Mouse Innate Behavior; Chemical Sensation in mammals; Steroid Hormone Signaling, Molecular Biology and Genetics in Mice
Assistant Professor of Virology
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Viral Molecular Pathology, Virus Host Interactions and Vaccine Development
Assistant Professor
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Evolutionary Genomics, Genome Evolution, Symbioses, Metabolomics, Insect Vector-Microbiomes
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Microbial Pathogenesis; Infectious Diseases of the Gut; Bacterial Genetics; Gut Microbiome; Metagenomics
Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Cell and Developmental Biology; Flowering; Seed Lipids and Proteins; Genetic Engineering of Seed Lipids and Proteins; Flower Anther Cell Biology and Development
Assistant Professor
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Biostatistics; Quantitative Genetics; Genomic Selection; Bioinformatics; Cancer Genomics
Professor & Cy Mouradick Endowed Chair
Computer Science and Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Combinatorial Algorithms
Professor of Genetics & Cy Mouradick Endowed Chair
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Small RNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Plant Immunity
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Algae; biofuels and bioproducts; bioinformatics and systems biology; coral-algal symbiosis; endosymbiosis
Professor and Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology; Genetics; Developmental Biology; Plant Pathogen; Fungi
Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Mass spectrometry of biological molecules, spectroscopy, long-lived proteins, biomolecular structure
Professor
Nematology
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant-nematode and plant-aphid interactions; Aphid effectors
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: MicroRNAs; RNA-protein Interactions; RNA-binding Proteins; Post-transcriptional Regulation
Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Machine Learning and Information Retrieval; Techniques for Solving Similarity and Indexing Problems in Time-Series Datasets
Assistant Professor and Geneticist
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant genetics, genomics and evolution
Professor of Chemistry; Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioanalytical Chemistry, including NMR, Electrophoretic Separations, and LC-MS/MS; Metabonomics Studies Related to Chemical Biology and Hypoxia in Plants, and Oxidative Stress in Rats; Development of New Methods for Analysis of Heparin/Heparan Sulfate and Studying their Biochemistry; Development of New NMR Methods for the Analysis of Protein-ligand Interactions
Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Functional Genomics of Human Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum; Transcriptional Profiling; Cell Cycle Progression Kinases and Ubiquitin/Proteasome Pathway; Interactome of P. falciparum; Drug Discovery Against the Malaria Parasite
Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology
Area(s) of Expertise: Human Morphological Variation
Professor of Plant Ecology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Quantitative Plant Ecology; Ecological Complexity and Modeling; Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology; Systems Ecology; Landscape Ecology; Computational Biology; Ecological Informatics
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Synthetic Biology, Natural Products, Metabolic Engineering, Yeast Engineering
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Biology; Signal Transduction Pathways; Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Ligase; G Protein-coupled Receptors; Fatty Acid Induced Insulin Resistance; High-throughput Screening; Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Plant Evolution and Development
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Evolution; Plant Evolutionary Development; Plant Morphology
Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Mucosal Immunology; Allergy; Vaccines
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Data Mining; Algorithm Design
Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bacteria-plant Interactions; Bacterial Pathogenesis; Type III Secretion System and Secreted Effectors
Assistant Professor
Statistics
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Statistical Modeling in Genomics; Machine Learning; Data Mining
Professor of Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Fate Specification; Gene Regulatory Networks; Transcription Factors; Animal Embryonic Development; Evolution of Gene Networks
Assistant Professor; Director, UCR Avocado Rootstock Breeding Program
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Plant Pathology; Molecular Biology; Plant Resistance; Plant Genetics and Genomics
Professor of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology; Biomedical Research; Gene Transcription Regulation by RNA Polymerase II
Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell and Molecular Biology of Healing; Regenerartion and Tumorigenesis
Assistant Professor
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Insect Symbionts; Microbial Ecology; Genetics/Genomics; Bioinformatics
Cooperative Extension Plant Biotechnologist
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Use of Biotechnology for Improved Crop Production and Environmentally Sustainable Cropping Systems; Biotechnology Product Analysis for Effects on Environment and Health
Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics, Electrostatics, and Interactions; Immunophysics; Rational Peptide, Protein, and Drug Design; Structural Bioinformatics ; NMR Spectroscopy
Assistant Professor
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Circadian Clock, Temperature Regulation, Transcriptional Networks
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Immune mechanisms underlying lung and intestinal infection and inflammation; macrophages
Associate Professor of Genetics
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant hormones, signaling, molecular genetics, germination
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Insect Vector Transmission of Plant Viruses; Virus-vector-plant Interactions
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental and Occupational Aerosol Exposures; Dietary Lipid-mediated Signaling; Lung Inflammation, Injury, and Repair
Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Arabinogalactan-protein Structure and Function; Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function; Industrial Applications of Arabinogalactan-proteins in Gums; Biofuels from Cell Wall Polymers; Teaching
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Telomere Replication; Telomerase; Genome Stability
Daniel Hays Endowed Chair in Cancer Research; Director Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine; Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Biology, Apoptosis, Signal transduction, Therapeutics in oncology and neurodegeneration, Drug Discovery, Pharmacology
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Structural biology, genome stability, DNA repair & structure-based drug discovery
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Microarrays; Chemical Genetics
Assistant Professor
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant-pollinator interactions in natural and agricultural landscapes; Flow of nutrients from plants to pollinators, effects on foraging; Restoring pollinators and pollinator health in agricultural landscapes
Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology of Insect Disease Vectors
Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology, Emerita
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Endosomal and Vacuolar Trafficking in Plant Cells
Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Plant Virology; Virus Replication; Virus-host Interactions; Virus Cell-to-cell Movement and Mechanism of Genome Packaging in Positive-strand RNA Viruses
Assistant Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Division in Plants; Live Cell Imaging
Associate Professor
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Neurophysiology and Behavior, Neurodevelopment and Patterning; Insect Molecular Biology and Genetics; Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics; Genomics
Professor
Psychology
Area(s) of Expertise: Behavioral Genetics; Cognitive Aging
Professor of Nematology
Nematology
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Parasitic Nematodes; Host Plant Resistance to Root-knot Nematodes
Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Biotransport; Bioreactions in Cells; Thermodynamics of Concentrated Proteins in Solution
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: DNA Marker Analysis; Genomics; Linkage Mapping; Citrus; Asparagus
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions; plant pathogenic bacteria in the plant xylem tissue
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computer Vision; Image Processing; Pattern Recognition; Video Communications
Associate Professor
Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Evolution of Symbiotic Bacteria; Evolutionary Genetics; Experimental Evolution; Evolution of Cooperation & Conflict; Host-microbial Coevolution
Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Regulation of Gene Expression; Tissue-specific Gene Expression; Nuclear Hormones; Endocrinology
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Structural Biology; Epigenetic Gene Regulation and Inheritance
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Gene Regulation; Leaf Development
Professor & Bioinformaticist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Genomics; Mycology; Evolutionary & Population Biology; Molecular Evolution
Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Stem Cell Center
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Reproduction; Toxicology; Stem Cell Biology
Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Effects on Vectors
Distinguished Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Transport through Porous Media; Heat and Mass Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Transport through Arteries; PCR; Biodetection; Modeling of Biological Tissues; Biofilms
Assistant Professor
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Biology; Root Development; Tissue and Organ Patterning; Intercellular Signaling
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Responses and Resistance Mechanisms to Whiteflies; Role of Leucine Aminopeptidase in Retrograde Signaling in Response to Biotic Stress
Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Mosquito Ecology
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Oxidative DNA Damage; Covalent Modifications of Proteins
Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Morphological and Molecular Systematics of Heteroptera with an Emphasis on Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae) and Plant Bugs (Miridae); Evolutionary Biology; Biological Control
Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovations in Science Education; Distinguished Professor of Genetics;
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor; Home Secretary, U.S.National Academy of Sciences
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Transposable Elements in Plants with a Focus on the Characterization of Active Transposable Elements and a Determination of How They Contribute to Genome Evolution and Adaptation
Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Protein and Metabolic Engineering; Biocatalysis; Synthetic Biology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Immune Response to Toxoplasma gondii; Cell Migration in the Brain
Assistant Professor
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bees; Behavior; Genomics; Evolution; Nutritional Ecology
Assistant Professor of Entomology
Entomology
Area(s) of Expertise: Neuroendocrine Control of Development; Steroid Hormone Signaling; Insect Innate Behavior
Professor of Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Cell Biology; G Protein-mediated Signaling Networks and Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Polarity and Cell Morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular genetics, RNA processing, Brain development, Stem cell, Drug discovery
Associate Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioanalytical Chemistry; Chromatographic Separation; High-throughput Screening; Biosensing