At the University of California San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.
Helen Amanda Fricker's research focuses on ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland and their role in the climate system.
Sea-Level Rise Ice Sheets and Sea Levels Antarctic Geophysics Planetary Physics Geophysics Glaciology Polar Science
Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
Lera Boroditsky's research focuses on the relationships between mind, world and language.
Linguistic Relativity Cognitive Psychology Linguistics Language and Cognition Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Professor of Economics
Eli Berman is known for applying rational choice analysis to the behavior of radical religious groups.
Applied Econometrics Labor Demand and Technological Change Economics of Religion and Demography Development and Conflict Labor Economics Refugees and Security Terrorism and Insurgency
Professor, Structural Engineering
Joel Conte specializes in the design of safer and more economic structures, especially regarding earthquakes.
Computer Modeling and Simulation Earthquake Engineering Structural Analysis Earthquake Bridges Risk Analysis Civil Engineering
Professor and Chair, Section of Neurobiology
Yishi Jin's work assists to understand the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying the development and function of the nervous system.
Signal Transduction Genetics Neurobiology Synaptic Activity
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences & Marketing
Ayelet Gneezy’s research addresses a wide variety of questions pertaining to consumer behavior.
Prosocial Behavior Behavioral Pricing Social Preferences Consumer Behavior
Professor and Chair of Sociology
Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.
Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis
Dean and Professor, Section of Molecular Biology
Kit Pogliano focuses on biological tools and interactions between microbes to discover new antibiotics.
Microbial Interactions Infectious Disease Microbiology Cell Biology Drug Discovery
Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology Co-director, Food & Fuel for the 21st Century Professor
Stephen Mayfield's research analyses the structures and proteins in algae.
Pharmaceuticals Biofuel Algae Molecular Genetics Protein Biochemistry
Professor, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution
James Nieh's research focuses on bees and how their bodies fight infections.
Nosema ceranae infection Pathogens Infection Control Pesticides Beekeeping Ecology Honey Bees