Faculty

IB Undergraduate Wins University Medal

This Saturday, May 13, Grant Schroeder, 22, an integrative biology major, will address thousands of his peers at a campus wide commencement ceremony as UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior and winner of the prestigious 2017 University Medal. Instead of cataloging his achievements, his speech will touch on the experiences and vulnerabilities that turned him from methodical to mensch.  Read More...

Ackerly Elected to Ecological Society of America

Ackerly In Grass

Professor David Ackerly has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA cited his contributions "for pioneering the integration of phylogenetic methods into ecology to generate new understanding of the evolutionary processes that contribute to the ecological function and community assembly of plants." Ackerly joins Professor Mary Power, who was elected as a Fellow and also served as President of ESA in 2009-2010.
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Remember after election: Stress can be good for you

This election was particularly stressful. More than 50 percent of Americans reported that it was a significant source of stress, and this was true for supporters of both parties. The surprising result certainly stressed many. So, what do we do now?

The stress response is actually crucial for survival. When we get down to the biology of it, we understand that without it an organism will die when it encounters the first challenge in its environment.

Research proposes repellent/insecticide combination to fight malaria

After 15 years of research findings on efforts to fight malaria, a researcher has proposed a combination of insect repellents and insecticides to combat malaria scourge.

Michael Boots, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology, who worked with his colleagues at Exeter University in the United Kingdom on the project, disclosed this on Monday in San Francisco, United States of America.

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