Contact FAQ

How do I contact an IB professor?
I've tried to contact a professor numerous times with no response; how do I get in touch?
How do I find information on faculty research interests?
I need to talk to an expert about…
I'm a journalist and I need help with my story.
I'm visiting Berkeley; where can I take my kids to see science-related exhibits
(dinosaurs/ fossils/ wildlife, etc.)?
What is the General Fax number for IB?
Does VLSB havea a Lost and Found?
I have a question about the IB Undergraduate program. Who should I contact?
I have a question about the IB Graduate program. Who should I contact?


How do I contact an IB professor?

Please use our Faculty Directory for contact information. If a professor is unreachable by phone, please use their email address, or drop by their office to see if they have posted office hours. You can also send a letter, attention to the specific faculty member, to the departmental mailing address: UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California 94720-3140.

I’ve tried to contact a professor numerous times with no response; how do I get in touch?

Professors receive dozens of emails a day, in addition to their teaching and research responsibilities. They may not have time to respond to general inquiries, and emails may occasionally get lost in the shuffle. If you are having trouble getting in touch with a professor, you are welcome to try multiple methods of reaching them (phone, email, office hours, snail mail). Please keep in mind that the IB staff does not keep professors’ schedules and unfortunately, we do not have the resources to facilitate contact with the faculty.

If you are a journalist or a prospective PhD student, please keep reading the FAQ for more information on your particular question.

How do I find information on faculty research interests?

Please check our Faculty Research Interests page for a list of all Integrative Biology faculty members and their respective research interests. You may also want to visit professors’ individual lab websites (included with their profiles in the faculty directory) for more information. More information about some Faculty can be found in the Faculty Feature Interviews.
If you are a prospective PhD student, please visit Graduate Admissions also.

I need to talk to an expert about…

If you have a specific faculty member in mind, please contact him or her via email. You are also encouraged to explore information available through the Berkeley Natural History Museums, a consortium of research museums specializing in entomology, vertebrate zoology, anthropology, paleontology, and plant biology. Scanning the Faculty Research Interests (see above) may identify someone with expertise in the specific topic or organism for which you seek information.

I’m a journalist and I need help with my story.

UC Berkeley Media Relations has a comprehensive list of resources to help with your story. If you are interested in contacting an IB professor for an interview, please contact him or her directly with the Faculty Directory.

I’m visiting Berkeley; where can I take my kids to see science-related exhibits
(dinosaurs/ fossils/ wildlife, etc.)?

Please note: while you may view several dinosaur skeletal replicas in the atrium of VLSB, the Berkeley Natural History Museums are for research purposes only and are not open to the public.

What is the General Fax number for IB?

IB Fax: 510-643-6264

Does VLSB have a a Lost and Found?

Valuable items (cell phones, laptops, iPods) are held for a week in 3060 VLSB, then turned in to campus police. UCPD has a comprehensive listing of all found items. Non-valuable items such as clothes, umbrellas, water bottles, etc. will be held until the end of the semester in 3060 VLSB. If your student ID card is turned in to us, we will contact you using your Berkeley email address.

I have a question about the IB Undergraduate program. Who should I contact?

IB Undergraduate Advising contact information and advising office hours.

I have a question about the IB Graduate program. Who should I contact?

For any questions not answered on the Graduate Program page, contact the Grad Student Advisor, Mei Griebenow.