New Faculty

2014-2015

CASSELS, Susan

Geography, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Princeton University (Demography)

Research Interests: Epidemiology & Mathematical modeling; social network analysis; infectious disease epidemiology.

 

CRAIG, Nathaniel

Physics, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University (Physics)

Research Interests: Theoretical Particle Physics.   

 

DEVRIES, Timothy

Geography, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (Earth System Science)

Research Interests:   Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

 

MURRAY-CLAY, Ruth

Physics, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Astrophysics)

Research Interests: Astrophysics, extrasolar planets, solar system dynamics.  

 

RATNER, Kyle

Psychological & Brain Sciences, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., New York University (Social Psychology)

Research Interests:  Experimental social psychology, social neuroscience.

 

YOUNG, Andrea

Physics, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University (Physics)

Research Interests:  Condensed matter experimental, using electrical measurements to probe the properties of low dimensional systems.


2013-2014

BARTLETT, Padraic

Mathematics & College of Creative Studies, Lecturer

Ph.D., Caltech (Mathematics)

Research Interests:  Mathematics instruction, completions of partial latin squares, graph decompositions, and quasirandom colorings of graphs.

 

FREEDMAN, Michael

Mathematics, Professor & Microsoft Station Q, Director

Ph.D., Princeton University (Mathematics)

Research Interests: Low dimensional topology, quantum computation, quantum topology.

 

JACKSON, Matthew

Earth Science, Associate Professor

Ph.D., MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program (Geology and Geophysics)

Research Interests:  Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology.

 

JONES, Charles

Geography, Associate Professor

Ph.D., UC Davis (Atmospheric Sciences)

Research Interests:  Precipitation variability, extreme events, weather forecasts, predictability studies, regional modeling, monsoon systems, and climate change.

 

KUHN, Werner

Geography, Professor

Ph.D., Vienna University of Technology (Geographic Information Science)

Research Interests:  How to communicate the intended meaning of geospatial information across contexts (relevant contexts are human activities, professional disciplines, natural languages, and information communities).

 

MCCAULEY, Douglas

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University (Biology)

Research Interests:  Community and ecosystem ecology, focused upon understanding how human alteration of wildlife communities (particularly large wildlife) affects the ecology of whole ecosystems.

 

OONO, Ryoko

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Plant Biology)

Research Interests:  Ecology and evolution of plant-microbial interactions, nitrogen fixation, evolution of mutualism, phylogenetics, population & community genetics of symbiotic networks, legume-rhizobia, fungal endophytes, lichens, mycorrhizae. 

 

YOUNG, Hillary

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Stanford (Biology)

Research Interests:  Disease ecology, ecology, population and community ecology, zoology.

 

2012-2013

BIBILASHVILI, Tengiz

Physics & College of Creative Studies, Lecturer

Ph.D.,  Tbilisi State University, Republic of Georgia (Mathematical Physics)

Research Interests: Physics instruction.


CHEN, Irene

Chemistry & Biochemistry & BMSE, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Harvard University (Biophysics)

Research Interests:  Prebiotic chemistry of nucleic acid replication and function.

 

ICHIBA, Tomoyuki

Statistics & Applied Probability, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University (Statistics)

Research Interests: Probability, stochastic processes, stochastic differential equations, collisions of Brownian particles, local time of semimartingales, mathematical economics & finance (stochastic portfolio theory), and statistics in finance, molecular biology & sports.

 

IGLESIAS-RODRÍGUEZ, Débora

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Professor

Ph.D., Swansea University (Phytoplankton carbon physiology)

Research Interests:  Evolution of phytoplankton and global biogeochemistry, interactions between climate change and ocean biota, ocean acidification, physiological ecology of phytoplankton, marine calcification, adaptation of ecinoderm larvae to ocean acificiation, shotgun proteomics, functional genomics. 

 

MONTELL, Craig

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Microbiology)

Research Interests:  Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels, sensory signaling, animal behavior.

 

MONTELL, Denise

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University (Neuroscience)

Research InterestsDrosophila genetics to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cell motility.

 

WANG, Zhengan

Mathematics, Professor & Microsoft Station Q

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (Mathematics)

Research Interests:  Low dimensional topology, quantum topology/algebra, quantum computation.

 

YANG, Xu

Mathematics, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (Mathematics)

Research Interests:  Applied analysis and numerical computation of scientific problems arising from geophysical fluid, seismology, material science and biology.