Faculty

David Ardell
Associate Professor; Chair of QSB
dardell@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Computational biology and evolution of gene expression mechanisms
Associate Professor
mbarlow@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Experimental evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria
Professor Laura Beaster-Jones
Assistant Teaching Professor/LPSOE
lbeaster-jones@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Evolution and development of chordates, developmental gene regulatory networks
Assistant Professor
abeaudin@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Defining origin of developmentally- restricted immune cells and developmental basis of immune dysfunction
Michael Beman
Associate Professor; Treasurer of QSB
mbeman@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Microbial ecology and biogeochemical cycling in the oceans
Assistant Professor; Secretary of QSB
jblois@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Terrestrial paleoecology, niche and community modeling and phylochronology
Wei-Chun Chin
Associate Professor
wchin2@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Polymer physics and engineering of cellular and environmental systems
Associate Professor, Educational Policy Chair of QSB
mcleary4@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Cell fate decisions and regulation in Drosophila neural stem cells and RNA decay.
Professor
mcolvin@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Models of biological processes and molecular dynamics of disordered proteins
Associate Professor
mdawson@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Evolutionary ecology, biogeography and phylogeography of marine invertebrates.
Dr. Eva de Alba Bastarrechea
Acting Associate Professor
edealbabastarrechea@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Structural Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry of macromolecules and macromolecular ensembles (emphasis in inflammation and cellular death), Protein Engineering, NMR Spectroscopy.
Danielle
Assistant Professor
dedwards5@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Ecological, phenotypic, genomic and behavioral evolution of reptiles and amphibians; Conservation genetics/genomics
Professor
aescobar4@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Calcium in cardiac cellular signaling and techniques to study cardiac cells in vivo
Assistant Professor
ffilipp@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Systems biology, fluxomics of cancer metabolism and metabolic disease
Associate Professor
cfrank3@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Genome and community dynamics of bacterial endophytes in conifer trees
Assistant Professor
xge2@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Cell signaling in neural development, brain tumors and neurological disorders
Professor
agopinathan@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Theory at the interface of biophysics and soft condensed matter physics
Professor
hart4@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Terrestrial wildland ecosystems ecology, plant and soil microbe interactions
Assistant Professor
ahernday@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Epigenetic and transcriptional networks and metabolic engineering of yeasts
Professor
lhirst@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Experimental soft matter physics and biophysics
Assistant Professor
khoyer2@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Immunological tolerance and auto-immune disease, regulatory T cells
Assistant Professor
ehuerta-sanchez@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Human population genomics, biostatistics and molecular evolution
Assistant Professor
kjensen5@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Parasite pathogenesis and immunology, toxoplasma and host-immune responses
Shilpa Khatri
Assistant Professor
skhatri3@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Math, Applications in Biology and Oceanography
Assistant Professor
cli32@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Cancer imaging, cancer therapy, fluorescence molecular tomography, x-ray imaging, biomedical imaging system and algorithm
Assistant Professor
bliu27@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Motion and transport of living microorganisms and biological fluid dynamics across scales.
Professor; Admissions Chair of QSB
aliwang@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
NMR spectroscopy, structural biology, biochemistry, molecular mechanisms of biological clocks
Professor
pliwang@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Protein biochemistry, HIV inhibition, anti-inflammation, structural biology
Assistant Adjunct Professor
gloots@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Limb and skeletal development, genetics of bone metabolism, transcriptomics
Associate Professor
jmanilay@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Developmental immunology, cell fate regulation, hematopoiesis
Associate Professor
kmccloskey@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Stem cell and tissue engineering for regenerative medicine applications
Assistant Professor
ejmctavish@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Computational approaches to big trees and big data: phylogenetics, genomics, and the Open Tree of Life
Emily Moran
Assistant Professor
emoran5@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Evolutionary ecology of plant responses to environmental change
Victor Muñoz
Professor
vmunoz3@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
molecular biophysics, synthetic molecular biology, protein engineering and design, protein folding and aggregation, macromolecular assemblies and interactions, biomolecular biosensors
Assistant Professor
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cni3@ucmerced.edu
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Research Program:
Assistant Professor; Recruitment Chair of QSB
cnobile@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Molecular development of microbial communities, biofilm formation
Professor
rortiz@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Insulin resistance; cardiorenal and metabolic disorders; comparative physiology of Northern Elephant Seals.
Associate Professor
noviedo2@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Stem cell regulation, cancer and regeneration in planarians
Assistant Adjunct Professor
sroy5@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Molecular evolution, gene/genome structure, intragenomic conflict, balancing selection, sex chromosomes and determination
Assistant Professor
rsaha3@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Epigenetic mechanisms of neuronal gene transcription, roles in mental health and autism
Assistant Professor
jsexton2@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Plant adaptation, species range limits biological invasions and evolutionary conservation science
Assistant Professor
ssindi@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Mathematical biology, dynamical systems and computational biology and bioinformatics
Mark Sistrom
Assistant Professor
msistrom@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Ecology, Evolutionary biology
Dr. Paul Smaldino is faculty in the Quantitative and Systems Biology group at UC Merced.
Assistant Professor
Research Program:
Population dynamics, social and cultural evolution, self-organization, mathematical and computational modeling
Anand Bala Subramaniam
Assistant Professor of Engineering
asubramaniam@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Synthetic Biology, Soft Matter Physics, Colloid and Interface Science, Microfabrication and Microfluidics
DOE Joint Genome Institute/Associate Adjunct Professor
sgtringe@lbl.gov
Research Program:
Sequence-based approaches to studying microbial community assembly, function and dynamics
Professor
cviney@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Biomolecular materials, biologically inspired material synthesis and processing
Adjunct Professor
avisel@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Human functional genomics and enhancers in development and disease
Associate Adjunct Professor
swang7@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Applications of high-performance computing to big-sequencing data and machine learning
Assistant Professor
fwolf@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Genetic and neural coding of behavior in Drosophila
UC Merced Professor Stephanie Woo
Assistant Professor
swoo6@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Endoderm development and epithelial morphogenesis in zebrafish
Tanja Woyke
DOE Joint Genome Institute/Associate Adjunct Professor
twoyke@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
twoyke@ucmerced.edu
Assistant Professor
jing.xu@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Experimental biophysics, quantitative biology single-molecule analysis of molecular motors
Assistant Professor
jyeakel@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Animal foraging and food web dynamics over space and time
Assistant Professor
mzoghbi@ucmerced.edu
Research Program:
Structural, biochemical and functional studies of membrane transport proteins

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