Check out this sample of research opportunities Oxy offers. If something catches your eye, reach out to the professor to learn more about their research.
Note that this is not an exhaustive list of research opportunities at Oxy. Please reach out to professors in your field of interest for more information on research opportunities.
Microbial Pathogenesis Lab
Research Interests: How Group A Streptococcus (the bacteria that causes strep throat) survives in macrophages.
Learn more about the Microbial Pathogenesis Lab through their Instagram.
Moore Lab: Bird Evolution, Genomics & Conservation
Research Interests: How birds evolved & how to protect them with vintage specimens and modern genomics.
Occidental College Computational Biology Lab
Research Interests: We use computational approaches to study our primary research projects including automatic identification of wildlife from camera trap images, modeling species distributions, and quantifying landscape connectivity.
Research Interests: Beneficial symbiotic partnerships between bacteria and marine invertebrates, and uncovering the unique diversity of life on Earth.
Vantuna Research Group
Research Interests: We are dedicated to studying long-term and large spatial scale ecological processes in the Southern California Bight, a 426-mile long stretch of coastline that runs along the west coast of the US and Mexico.
Learn more about the Vantuna Research Group through their website.
Organic Chemistry Reaction Discovery Lab
Research Interests: Discovery and development of new chemical reactions for the synthesis of biologically-relevant small molecules. We focus especially on catalytic and stereoselective methods.
Organic Synthesis Lab
Research Interests: Developing efficient chemical tools to build bioactive molecules.
To read about the research opportunities in the Cognitive Science Department check out their Research and Job Opportunities page.
Oxy Galaxy Group
Research Interests: We make and use observations of galaxies outside our own to investigate how galaxies form and evolve and to understand our cosmic origins.
Learn more about the OGG through their website: http://galaxies.
Research Interests: We investigate how children and adults acquire new concepts and form new beliefs.
Learn more about the Thinking Lab through their website.
Health and Environmental Justice Research Group
Research Interests: We focus on environmental health and justice for low income communities and communities of color that face disproportionate exposure to chemicals. Some of our research topics include beauty products, oil developments, and lead exposure.
Learn more about the Health and Enviornmental Justice Research Group on Instagram.