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The Evolutionary Origins of Psychedelics

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 22:37

illustration by Julie Johnson

Why do plants, mushrooms, microbes and even some animals make chemicals like these with life-saving, life-enhancing, and even life-ending properties? Read Professor Noah Whiteman's recent article in TIME Magazine to learn more!


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Hummingbirds' unique sideways flutter gets them through small apertures

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 15:57


Dr. Robert Dudley, Professor of Integrative Biology at Berkeley, shares some fascinating hummingbird findings in a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Read more...

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Daniel Okamoto to Join IB Faculty

Tue, 10/31/2023 - 12:25


Starting in January 2024, Dr. Dan Okamoto (he/him/his) will be an assistant professor of Global Change Biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a statistician, modeler, and field ecologist. Read more...


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Nature's poisons: Why we love them and abuse them

Tue, 10/24/2023 - 15:18


A new book by evolutionary biologist and Integrative Biology Professor Noah Whiteman explores the delicious toxins all around us. Read more...


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Introducing Dr. Michal Shuldman

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 13:27


Introducing Dr. Michal Shuldman: A Catalyst for Biological Educational Innovation and Active Learning. Read more...


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Introducing Dr. Lúcia G. Lohmann

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 13:22


Introducing Dr. Lúcia G. Lohmann: A Leading Authority in Neotropical Plant Diversity and Conservation, and Our New Director for the University and Jepson Herbaria. Read more...


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Moisés Expósito Alonso to Join IB Faculty

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 19:28


Carnegie’s Moisés Expósito Alonso will be joining University of California Berkeley as an assistant professor of global change biology and member of the Innovative Genomics Institute in January. Read more...

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Anand Varma, IB BA 2008, starts National Geographic WonderLab

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 12:13

Anand Varma

National Geographic Explorer and photographer Anand Varma (Integrative Biology BA 2008) "will use WonderLab, his new, cutting-edge storytelling studio in Berkeley, Ca. to document the lives of large and miniscule creatures revealing details that are missed with the naked eye." Read more on the National Geographic blog or at the DailyCal.

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Tseng Receives Tenure

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:55

Professor Jack Tseng

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Tseng on receiving tenure and his promotion to Associate Professor of Integrative Biology! The Tseng lab is focused on understanding the macroevolutionary-scale patterns of structure-function relationships in mammals and other vertebrate groups. To learn more, visit the Tseng Lab Website.


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Job Opening: Emerging Zoonoses Assistant Professor

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:30

We seek a colleague who develops and applies fundamental ecological and evolutionary approaches to meet the challenge of zoonotic diseases in human populations. Read the full job description here.


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Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biomechanics

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 15:53

We seek exceptional scientists researching integrative organismal design, biomechanics, or functional morphology in either aquatic or terrestrial taxa (which may include plants or animals, with particular interest in humans both past and present). Read the full job description here.

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