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Podcast: A biology prof on growing up gay in rural Minnesota

Noah Whiteman, an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, has always known how to survive. He moved to Sax-Zim, a rural area in Minnesota, when he was 11 and spent the next seven years learning to fish and hunt with his naturalist dad and hiding that he was gay. When a boy he’d been friends with started to bully him at every chance he got, Noah knew it was time to get out.

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Faculty Position in Vertebrate Physiology

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is embarking on a broad search for a scientist to fill a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in Vertebrate Physiology. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

We welcome applicants who study any vertebrate taxon (including humans) and who can relate their research to human physiology. We seek a colleague to join a department with strong multidisciplinary emphases, and to complement and bridge strongly represented fields such as human health sciences, ecology, comparative biomechanics, endocrinology, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Candidates will also be expected to have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and to contribute to instruction in core courses of vertebrate physiology as well as in their specific area of expertise. 

What Shapes Your Identity? Skin Color? A Surname? Or What’s in Your Fridge?

Leslea J. Hlusko, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology was interviewed by CALIFORNIA Magazine about the question of: What is race? 

"Questions of race and ethnicity are hard to answer, and even risky to ask. We asked them anyway, and here’s what people on the UC Berkeley campus had to say."

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Faculty Recruitment

The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium are seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology.  We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach.  Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. Read More

Information on Campus Shared Services

Starting on Thursday, April 18, Campus Shared Services (CSS) began providing the Department of Integrative Biology administrative support for Purchasing (including Travel and Entertainment and other reimbursements), Business Contracts, Staff HR, non-Senate, non-teaching  Academic Personnel, Information Technology (for administrative staff only initially), and Research Administration needs. Read More

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