Biology Seminar: Dr. Bhavna Shamasunder

What can a ten year long successful struggle to curb oil drilling in Los Angeles and a study of chemical exposures from beauty products used by women of color tell us about the role of community-based research in environmental justice? This talk examines these case studies to consider how research operates on the ground in environmental justice social movements.

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Fulbright Info Session

Each year Oxy seniors and alumni win Fulbright award to fund research projects, English teaching assignments, and graduate study abroad after graduation. Join IIE and Oxy's Office of National and International Fellowships to learn more about the award and how to apply through Oxy's process.


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Biology Seminar: Dr. Joan Dudney

I am currently an independent postdoctoral fellow at UC Santa Barbara. I recently finished my Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Davis and received my PhD from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley in May 2019. Broadly, I study global change impacts in terrestrial plant communities. I combine novel methodological approaches with long-term observational and experimental data to disentangle the complex, interacting, and often nonlinear relationships between plant communities and global change drivers, including pests, pathogens, drought, and fire.

Biology Seminar: Neha Savant

Neha Savant (she/her) is a Wildlife & Fisheries Ecologist with New York City's Parks & Recreation Department, and a consultant on equity and culture. She is committed to working towards multi-species coexistence in cities from both a scientific and cultural lens. Neha's seminar talk will be a collection of stories about the values within her work, her career path through academic, nonprofit and government sectors, and some examples of her efforts to integrate the wildlife perspective into infrastructure planning.

Biology Seminar: Dr. Yohualli B. Anaya

Yohualli B. Anaya M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is a graduate of Occidental College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her medical degree and Master of Public Health from the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Anaya is a faculty expert for the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative and collaborates on research with the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture. Dr.

Biology Seminar: Dr. Juliet Morrison

Seasonal influenza results in 3 to 5 million cases of severe disease and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths annually. The emergence of more pathogenic, highly transmissible pandemic strains or zoonotic avian strains is also a serious concern. Understanding how immune cells promote or resolve lung damage may identify new and specific cellular targets for intervention. Immune cells called macrophages have been implicated in both the resolution and the progression of influenza, but the drivers of these outcomes are poorly understood.