When it comes to the Brain, Sex Matters

Professor Larry Cahill (Neurobiology and Behavior) is a distinguished neuroscientist whose research centers on understanding sex influences on nervous system function.  Professor Cahill was selected to serve as guest editor on a first-of-its-kind themed publication titled “An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/Gender Influences on Nervous System Function,” in the Journal of Neuroscience Research.  This … Read More […]

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Teaching the Principles of Neurobiology

Assistant Teaching Professor Andrea C. Nicholas (Neurobiology and Behavior) is the author of a new series of online learning tutorials published by Garland.  Professor Nicholas’ tutorials will accompany a new textbook titled “Principles of Neurobiology,” by Stanford Professor Liqun Luo.  The tutorials will help supplement student classroom learning with the online use of engaging stories, … Read More […]

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Rose Hill Scholars: Recognizing Student Achievement

Five students from the Ayala School were named Rose Hills Foundation Undergraduate Science & Engineering Scholars for the 2016-2017 school year.  We would like to congratulate Mercado Mayalen, Cassidy Nguyen, Anais Panossian, Ava Pournejad, and Devan Nisson for their wonderful achievement.  The Rose Hills Foundation has contributed substantially to educational institutions in California in support … Read More […]

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Preparing The Next Generation of Educators

Graduate students Emily Abbott and Kerianne Wilson (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Dail Chapman and Heather Karner (Developmental and Cell Biology), and Matthew Mahavongtrakul and Julia Overman (Neurobiology and Behavior), have been selected as Pedagogical Fellows by the Pedagogical Fellows Program.  The Pedagogical Fellows Program seeks to provide additional preparation to graduate students pursuing careers as … Read More […]

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Alumni in the News – Charles C. Greene, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles C. Greene M.D. Ph.D., has been recognized as a 2016 Health Care Hero by the Jacksonville Business Journal.  Dr. Greene obtained a B.S. from the Ayala School of Biological Sciences in 1984 before pursuing a career as an Otolaryngology head and neck surgeon. Dr. Greene graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pius X High School … Read More […]

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Jelly-like Pods Wash Up on Local Beach

In late November, visitors to the shores of Huntington Beach were greeted by strange-looking jelly-like pods that had recently washed ashore.  Intrigued by the pods, people began to speculate on their origin, including Professor Matthew Bracken (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).  Professor Bracken first suspected that the pods were likely “pelagic tunicates,” otherwise known as salps.  … Read More […]

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New Insights into the Evolutionary Process

The native Hawaiian flora has the highest frequency of unique species anywhere in the world, but little is known about their interactions with other species, including potential pollinators of native plants.  In a study led by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professors Stephen G. Weller, Ann K. Sakai, and Diane R. Campbell, researchers have discovered that … Read More […]

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