Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty in EEMB and MCDB sorted by Research Interests

Molecular genetics
Plant molecular biol
Microbial Pathogenesis
Neurobiology (molecular/cellular neuroscience)
Quantitative Biology/Omics
Developmental Biology
Virology and Immunology
Cell Cycle/Cell Biology
Stem Cell Biology see also UCSB center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
    Biological oceanography
    Freshwater ecology
    Physiology & physiological ecology

      Marine ecology
      Parasitology and Infectious Diseases
      Community Ecology
      Mathematical ecology
      Microbial ecology

      Origin of disease seminar

      BMSE and Biochemistry Seminars

      MRL 2053 at 11 am on Wednesday December 2nd

      Dr. Jamey Marth, Dept of MCDB and BMSE, UC Santa Barbara

      Seminar Title: "A Unified Approach to Discovering the Origins of Disease"

      Monday, November 23, 2009


      Gerick Bergsma will be presenting his PhD work on how direct and indirect effects of a coral mutualist propagate through a reef community.
      4pm today in the MSI auditorium.

      Dan Reed will be speaking at the Monday night CCBER Conservation and Restoration Seminar Series tonight, Nov. 23rd, 6-7pm, Rm 1013 Harder on
      The use of artificial reefs to mitigate the loss of kelp forest habitat caused by the operation of a coastal power plant.

      Thursday, November 19, 2009

      No such thing as a free lunch (or book)

      Copies of the Origin of Species, complete with a brand new and scientifically dodgy introduction by evangelist Ray Comfort, are being handed out by the Arbor right now(across from main library entrance). If you want a free copy of the Origin make sure you pick up, or print out, this bookmark courtesy of the National Center for Science Educations 'Don't Diss Darwin webpage.'

      Thursday, November 12, 2009

      The Green Initiative Fund

      The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a student-governed committee awarding grants for sustainability projects on the UCSB campus, is currently soliciting project proposals for the 2009-10 grant cycle. Any UCSB student, staff, or faculty member is eligible for funding for projects that reduce the university's impact on the environment. Ideal projects will show a quantifiable change (energy, waste, water reduction, etc.) while also educating the campus community.

      Do you work in a campus department that could use a little money to create a program that leads to behavioral change - turning off lights, purchasing Environmentally Preferable Products, purchasing reusable coffee cups, etc.? Are you a faculty member that would like to perform a small research project on a sustainability issue affecting UCSB? Are you a student member of a campus group that could use a little seed money to start that environmental initiative? All of these are perfect projects for TGIF funding!

      If you have an idea for a project, but need some help fleshing it out, please contact the TGIF Grants Manager, Jill Richardson at

      Applications are available now and due on Monday, January 25, 2010.

      For more information on previously funded projects or to download the application, please visit the TGIF web site:

      We look forward to reading your proposals!

      The TGIF Grants Committee

      Tuesday, November 10, 2009

      How bacteria talk

      Not a substitute for attending a talk on campus but as an additional treat check out this TED talk by Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria talk.

      If you haven't discovered the TED talks yet then you should check out the website - the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, are challenged to give the talk of their lives - in just 18 minutes.

      Once you start watching it's hard to stop and it beats watching another cat playing piano on YouTube.....

      Thursday, November 5, 2009

      Bren Research seminar

      Jeffrey McDonnell
      Richardson Chair, Watershed Science
      Distinguished Professor of Hydrology
      Oregon State University

      Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009
      12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
      Bren Hall 1414

      "The two water worlds paradox: Isotope evidence that trees and streams
      return different water pools to the hydrosphere"

      Anatomy of Viral Persistence

      Don't forget the seminar assignment for the Biology Colloquium. There's lots of good seminars going on right now but the pickings may get slimmer as we head into Thanksgiving week and the end of the quarter.

      Today's MCDB Seminar:

      “The Anatomy of Viral Persistence”

      Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D.
      Department of Immunology and Microbial Science
      The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

      Thursday, November 5, 2009
      3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Rathmann Auditorium, LSB 1001