An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how they see color. …

Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds….

At the 2019 Winter BioSci Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Professor Hughes presented data on his quest to create “Body-on-a-Chip” technology, with the hope of ushering in a new age of drug discovery….

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Jennifer Martiny’s research aims to determine the mechanisms that govern microbial diversity across environmental and human systems. Microbes such as bacteria and fungi are important for many seen and unseen…

A novel technique based on isotope analysis shows that, compared to ecosystem type, evolutionary history explains more variation in bacterial growth traits along an elevation gradient. This knowledge could help move microbial ecologists toward improved…

Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry….

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair James W. Hicks has been interested in the prevalence of head injury in water polo since watching his three sons play the sport. In a new study published with his…

A variety of human activities is forcing many marine species to venture across the oceans in search of new homes. A recent study by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Samuel Mahanes and Associate Professor…

“The common way for our skin to repair itself has been with scar tissue,” said Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in developmental and cell biology at University of California Irvine. “Our work, which is driven…