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.
Director, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Dr. Gary Firestein's research interests focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Biomarkers Metalloproteinase and Cytokine Gene Regulation Epigenetics Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis Signal Transduction Translational Medicine
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
Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery
Designing, engineering and testing ventilator prototypes to address ventilator shortages.
Surface Acoustic Waves Fabrication of nanoscale devices Coronavirus Aerospace Engineering Engineering Mechnical Engineering COVID-19 Medical Devices and Instrumentation Microfluidics and Microfabrication
Director, UC San Diego Academic Integrity Office
Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D. is an internationally known expert on integrity and ethics in education
Coronavirus Academic Integrity in the era of COVID-19 Integrity and Learning Culture of Integrity Academic Integrity Teaching Plagiarism Ethical Decision Making COVID-19
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
Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics & Professor of Economics and Strategic Management
Uri Gneezy's focus is on putting behavioral economics to work in the real world.
Small and Large Incentives Pay-What-You-Want pricing Field experiments Behavioral Economics Strategy & Budgeting
Vicki Grassian is an expert on the chemistry and impacts of atmospheric aerosols, indoor surfaces and nanomaterials.
Indoor Air Chemistry Atmospheric Aerosols Aerosol Chemistry Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials
Wishard Guerra’s research focuses on culture and development in early childhood.
Early Childhood Education K-12 Education During Pandemics Coronavirus COVID-19 Applied Developmental Psychology
Zoltan is a scholar of racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration and political behavior.
Voter Turnout Ethnic Politics Race and American Politics Voter Suppression
Professor of Playwriting and Department Chair
The Department of Theatre and Dance chair, Allan Havis is a playwright and novelist, and researches American cult cinema
Arts in Higher Education American and Contemporary Literature Fiction Writing Theater Playwriting Cinema Film