UCLA South Campus Sciences and IoES antiracism letter

 

These are initial signatories in a living document still making its way through departments and across campus. It is not meant to be representative of all at UCLA who stand in support and are committed to taking action. This list will be periodically updated.

 

May 30 - Present, 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues,

We are enraged and horrified at the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis. We are enraged and horrified at the murder of Breonna Taylor, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and the murder of Nina Pop, murders that have occurred amidst a pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black Americans. We are enraged at the extreme acts of racist violence on display and we are enraged at the everyday operations of a white supremacist society that precipitates and seeks to normalize pervasive suffering and harm targeting Black people.

As scholars dedicated to the study of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we know that there are intergenerational effects of trauma, and that the longstanding racism and injustice perpetrated against some of our citizens by police and by others in positions of power has worked to hobble the very nation we love. However, just as efforts to reverse the effect of trauma in individuals can reverse even epigenetic impacts, so we see hope for the possibility that dismantling the systems of oppression in our country - our counties, our neighborhoods, and our homes - will bring healing to 'we the people' of all races, religions, and creeds.

We also know that complicity with these systems of oppression is deeply rooted in the origins of this country, from the expulsion and murder of Native Americans, the kidnapping and enslavement of Black peoples for almost 250 years, to generations of Black and Brown communities disregarded and destroyed by settler colonialism and the idea of white supremacy. We seek an immediate end to the perpetration of this injustice and a healing of our land.

In the face of recent acts of racist violence, we recommit ourselves to understanding that the wellbeing of all people is interdependent, and that science and our society are made better by a diversity of minds, viewpoints, and approaches participating as a team in a non-threatening, healthy, and welcoming environment. In the words of Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, “#BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean your life isn’t important—it means that Black lives, which are seen as without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation. Given the disproportionate impact state violence has on Black lives, we understand that when Black people in this country get free, the benefits will be wide-reaching and transformative for society as a whole.”

We want you to know that we share your pain, your grief, and your outrage. We will work to ensure that our classrooms and endeavors and workplaces engage and support struggles for racial justice on and off campus, and that our science and teachings will embrace the strength of our diversity.

For those who are looking for resources, we include several below this list of initial signatories.

Signed,

Gina R. Poe, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

Alan D. Grinnell, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Barney A. Schlinger, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Ronald M. Harper, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Dean and Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine

Stephanie Correa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Stephanie White, Ph.D., Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Liz Koslov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Urban Planning

Aradhna Tripati, Ph.D., Associate Professor,  Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, American Indian Studies Center, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Priyanga Amarasekare, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jesse Rissman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Deanna Needell, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics

Michael Hill, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics

Scott H. Chandler, Ph.D, Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Felix E. Schweizer, Ph.D., Professor Neurobiology, Chair Graduate Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

David Glanzman, Ph.D., Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology, and Neurobiology

Mark Frye, Ph.D., Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology. Department of Neurobiology. 

Shanna Shaked, Ph.D., M.A.T., Senior Associate Director, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences

Robert Eagle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Stephanie Pincetl, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Roy Wollman, Associate Professor, Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology and Chemistry and Biochemistry

Caroline Beghein, Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Rebecca Shipe, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Deepak Rajagopal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Urban Planning

Thomas B. Smith, Ph.D., Professor,Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Ecology and Evolution

Alan Barreca, Associate Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability 

Karen McKinnon, Assistant Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Dept. of Statistics

Jacob Bortnik, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Avital Harari, MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Larone Ellison, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Justin Wagner, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Brian E. Kadera, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Kevin Y Njabo, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability 

Tonya Kane, Ph.D., Lecturer, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Marco Iacoboni, M.D. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Chao Peng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Dean Buonomano, Ph.D, Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology

Jack L. Feldman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Weizhe Hong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Neurobiology

Zili Liu, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr.Hasan Yersiz, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Surgery, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplant

Rachel Kennison, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for Education, Innovation and Learning in the Sciences

Daniel T. Blumstein, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Morgan W. Tingley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Lawren Sack, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

William Boyd, J.D. Ph.D, Professor UCLA School of Law and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Guido Eibl, M.D. Professor, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Pablo Saide, Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA     

Jasper Kok, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA

Marco Velli, Professor of Space Physics Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA

Elaine Y. Hsiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Patricia E. Phelps, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Pavak K Shah, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Hakwan Lau, D.Phil, Professor, Department of Psychology

Andrew Wikenheiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology

X. William Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science

Yi-Rong Peng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Stein Eye Institute

Michael S Fanselow, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry.

Gal Bitan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology.

Catia Sternini, MD, Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Neurobiology

Vickie M. Mays, Ph.D., MSPH, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychology and Health Policy & Management, Director, UCLA BRITE Center for Science. Research & Policy

Nicholas Brecha, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Neurobiology, Ophthalmology and Medicine.

Kate Wassum, PhD, UCLA Psychology

Riccardo Olcese, PhD, Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Physiology 

Pamela Kennedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology

Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Psychology, and Bioengineering 

M. Belinda Tucker, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor, Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Neurology, Radiology, Biomedical Physics, Psychology and Bioengineering.

Catherine M Cahill, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 

Daniel H Geschwind MD PhD, Distinguished Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health

Christopher C. Giza, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurosurgery, Interdepartmental Programs for Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Onyebuchi A. Arah, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Tracy Johnson, PhD, Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Brenda Larison, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Allen Gehret, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Michael J. Andrews, PhD, PIC Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Albert J. Courey, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Michelle Basso, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Jerome Engel,Jr. M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology; Co-Lead, Mind Well pod of the Semel UCLA Health Campus Initiative

Larry Zipursky, Ph.D.  Department of Biological Chemistry

Igor Spigelman, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Section of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, UCLA

Emeran A. Mayer,MD, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry

Gaston M. U. Pfluegl Ph.D., Director Life Sciences Core Education Laboratory

Peyman Golshani, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 

Ye Zhang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral sciences.

Abby Kavner, PhD, Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Nader Pouratian, MD PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Melissa Sharpe, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology 

Lara Ray, PhD Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Pamela Yeh, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Michael Alfaro, PhD, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Mikhail Hlushchanka, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Michael Gandal, MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Ron Brookmeyer, Ph.D.,Dean and Professor, Fielding School of Public Health

Van Savage, Ph,D., Professor, Departments of Computational Medicine and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Marilyn Raphael, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography

Ladan Shams, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Psychology and BioEngineering

Laura DeNardo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

Diane M. Papazian, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology

Rolando de Santiago, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Instructor and UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics

Alison Lipman, Ph.D., Lecturer, Dept. of Ecology  Evolutionary Biology

Greg Grether, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Elissa Hallem, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Palina Salanevich, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Marcelo Chamecki, PhD, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Jeffrey Donlea, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology

William I. Newman, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and Mathematics

Howard C. Jen, MD MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Diana G. Rickard, MD MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Thomas J. O’Dell, Ph.D.,  Professor, Department of Physiology

Gregory A. Miller, Distinguished Professor, Dept of Psychology and Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Xian-Jie Yang, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Diana Azurdia, Ph.D., Director for Inclusion, Graduate Programs in Bioscience

Bogdan Pasaniuc, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Human Genetics, Computational Medicine.

Kirk E. Lohmueller, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Sylvester Eriksson-Bique, PhD, NSF Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Asgar Jamneshan, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor,Department of Mathematics

Artem Chernikov, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Ricardo Salazar, Ph. D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics.

Nicholas Ramsey, Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Alan Garfinkel, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Integrative Biology and Physiology

Jorge Torres, PhD, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hangjie Ji, Ph.D., PIC Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Susan D. Cochran, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, Epidemiology and Statistics

Stefano Filipazzi, Ph.D., Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Daniel Hoff, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Allison Carruth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Nina Otter, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Benjamin Harrop-Griffiths, Ph.D., Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Peter Petersen, Professor, Department of Mathematics.

Gregory S. Payne, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Chemistry

Clover May, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Jochen Stutz, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Terence Tao, James and Carol Collins Chair, Department of Mathematics

Paul Micevych, Plumb Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology

Wilfrid Gangbo, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Heather Zinn Brooks, Ph.D., CAM Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Daniele Bianchi, Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

James Bisley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Daniel McKenzie, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Leif Zinn-Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Joshua Trachtenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Matt Jacobs, Ph. D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics.

TIm Austin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics

Anna Lau, Professor, Department of Psychology

Ziva Cooper  Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 

Melissa Paquette-Smith, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Psychology

Jennifer Sumner, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Alicia Izquierdo, Professor, Department of Psychology

Jennifer Silvers, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

James Cameron, Ph.D., Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Craig Enders, Professor, Department of Psychology

Bridget Callaghan, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Jonathan C King, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Adriana Galvan, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Sorin Popa, Professor, Math Dept

Noah White, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Michelle G Craske, PhD., Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology & Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Theodore F. Robles, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology

Samy Wu Fung, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Douglas Black, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Noa Pinter-Wollman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Roger Woods, M.D., Professor, Departments of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Paul Mathews, Ph.D., Assistant Professor In-Residence, Department of Neurology and The Lundquist Institute

Matthias Wink, DPhil, Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Samantha Butler, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Bennett Novitch, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Jonathan Mitchell, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Lauren Ng, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Stan Schein, MD PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Carolyn Houser, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Katherine Karlsgodt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Yiannis N. Moschovakis, Prof. Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Mathematics

Carrie E Bearden PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology

Steve S. Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology

Istvan Mody, Ph.D. Professor, Departments of Neurology and Physiology

Tina Treude, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Science, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

Carole H Browner, Distinguished Research Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Departments of Anthropology and Gender Studies, UCLA.

Karen H. Gylys, PhD RN, Professor, School of Nursing

Christina Palmer, PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Department of Human Genetics, Institute for Society and Genetics

Jessica Gregg, M.Ed., Associate Director for Educational Development, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)

Katherine Narr, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Alex Hall, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Baljit S. Khakh PhD, Professor of Physiology

Sandra K. Loo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 

Mackenzie Day, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Ursula K Heise, Professor and Chair, Department of English

Carolyn Parkinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Marcia Meldrum, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Joel Braslow, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and History, Center for Social Medicine and Humanities

Laura Cladek, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics

Joseph DiNorcia, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Minna K. Lee, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Michael Willis, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Yuen Huo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology

Thomas Bradbury, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology

Marco Marengon, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Wotao Yin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics

Nathan Kraft, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ippolytos Kalofonos, MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, International Institute, West LA VAMC

Jane Shevtsov, Ph.D., Academic Administrator, Life Sciences Core Education

Megan McEvoy, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics

Jonathan Aurnou, PhD, Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Lingsen Meng, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Edward Young, PhD, Professor of Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry, Earth, Planet. Space Sci.

Wen Li, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics, UCLA

Michael Hitrik, Professor, Department of Mathematics 

Stephen T. Smale, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Catherine Sandhofer, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Harley I Kornblum, MD, PhD, Professor, Intellectual and Disabilities Resarch Center

Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD, Professor of Surgery, Vice Dean for Faculty, DGSOM

Enrico G. Castillo, MD MSHPM, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Social Medicine and Humanities

Cindy Yee-Bradbury, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Larry Hoffman, PhD, Adjunct Professor; Department  of Head & Neck Surgery

Kyle Cavanaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Safiya Noble Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, Co-Director UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Ketema Paul, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

A. Janet Tomiyama, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Benjamin Karney, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Peter Narins, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

Jeff A Long, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, UCLA

Lynn K Gordon, MD, PhD, Professor, Ophthalmology, Senior Associate Dean, Equity and Diversity Inclusion, DGSOM

Peter Bradley, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Paivi Pajukanta, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Janet Sinsheimer PhD, Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Computational Medicine, Biostatistics

Esteban C. Dell’Angelica, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Rafael Romero, PhD, Associate Director for Professional Development and Student Engagement, Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program

Philippe Bourgois, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Andrew J. Fuligni, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Psychology

Cristina A Ghiani, PhD Associate Professor, Depts of Pathology and Psychiatry

Jon Zou, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology

Julienne E. Bower, Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science

Shane White, BDentSc, PhD, School of Dentistry

Karen Sears, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Nandita Garud, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Donald G. Buth, Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

Blaire Van Valkernburgh, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andrea M. Kasko, PhD, Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Xinshu Grace Xiao, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Felipe Zapata, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kathrin Plath, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry

Aaron Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Eric J, Deeds, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Jingyi Jessica Li, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Huiying Li, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Jonathan Rubin, PhD, NSF Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

David Williams, Ph.D.,  Professor of  Ophthalmology and Neurobiology

Sotiris Masmanidis, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Sriram Sankararaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Valerie Arboleda MD PhD, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Depts of Pathology and Human Genetics 

Margot Quinlan, PhD, Association Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Levon Nurbekyan, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics 

Jae Hoon Sul, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 

Feng Guo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry; Director of the Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology, Home Area in the Molecular Biology, Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program and Graduate Programs in Bioscience

James Lloyd-Smith, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

M. Carrie Miceli, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics.

Stanley F. Nelson, MD, Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Miguel Angel Garcia-Garibay, Dean of Physical Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Michael McNitt-Gray, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences; Director, Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program, Home Area in Graduate Programs in Biosciences

Courtney Clark, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Michael R Lindstrom, PhD, PIC Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics

Natik Piri, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Nickey Woods, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Admissions, UCLA Graduate Division

Amanda Freise, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, UCLA

Jesse R. Zamudio, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

April Pyle, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

James Gober, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Beth Lazazzera, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular   Genetics

Nicholas Russo, PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Cat Fong, Ph.D, Lecturer, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Elisheva Gross, Ph.D., Director and Lecturer, Applied Developmental Psychology Minor, UCLA

Michelle A. Rensel, Ph.D. Assistant Adjunct Professor, the Institute for Society and Genetics

Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry

Hannah Landecker, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Society and Genetics

Linda L. Demer, MD PhD Professor, Departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Bioengineering

Jay Phelan, Ph.D. Life Sciences Core Curriculum

Leila R. Fletcher, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Rachel V. Blakey, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Environment and Sustainability

Hane Lee, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Human Genetics

Joe DiStefano III, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Medicine

Joseph B. Watson, Emeritus Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 

 

RESOURCES

      Here’s a NYT piece about racism  from Dr. Brandi Summers, a Black scholar and professor at UC Berkeley.

      Here is a blog post on racism by Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, a Black scholar and professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

      Here is a link to a book on anti-racism by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a Black scholar and professor at American University, and a website that includes a video of him speaking.

      Here is information about the Alliance of White Anti-Racists - LA Chapter - that are active including during the pandemic.

      Here is  a website with resources on the science and psychological impact of race-based discrimination  www.minorityhealthdisparities.org

      Here is a link to a Decolonizing Science reading list by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a Black scholar and Professor at the University of New Hampshire.

      Here is a link to a reading list on Whiteness, Race and Society, Engaged Pedagogy, Inclusive STEM, and Higher Education by several scientists from across the country.

      Here are links to information on responses to exposure to institutionalized racism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026365/

https://clinical-epigenetics.imedpub.com/intergenerational-resilience-in-response-tothe-stress-and-trauma-of-enslavement-andchronic-exposure-to-institutionalized-racism.php?aid=23366

 

RESOURCES @UCLA

      Here is a link to the 24/7 Counseling and Psychological Services Line at UCLA - 310-825-0768.

      For mental health related concerns, consider signing up for STAND: https://depression.semel.ucla.edu/stand_pt. An online questionnaire is followed by professional care if necessary.

      More resources can be found here: https://bioscience.ucla.edu/wellness

      For Bioscience Graduate students consider contacting the Behavioral Wellness Center for confidential counseling. (310) 825-9605.

DONATIONS

Here is a link to donate to the NAACP and ACLU, and one for the SPLC.