2016  Biology Academy People

Jenny Herndon

Jenny Herndon
Welcome to the UCSD Biology Academy! I am a Biochemistry/Cell Biology lecturer with a background in mitochondrial biology and will be teaching Metabolic Biochemistry (BIBC 102). My goal is to make this academy experience both productive and enjoyable, and I look forward to working with each of you this summer.
Laurie Smith

Laurie Smith
Welcome to UCSD! I am a Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Education in the Division of Biological Sciences. I am also a maize geneticist. I have taught BICD 100 Genetics to UCSD undergraduates for almost 20 years (including hundreds of transfer students), and am delighted to be bringing back for Summer Academy 2016 BICD 101 Eukaryotic Genetics Lab, which I also taught 2001-2009. Summer Academy students taking BICD 101 with me will be participating in my NSF-funded research project entitled "Genomic Analysis of Leaf Cuticle Development and Functional Diversity in Maize”. I am excited to work with the class with this project - your contributions will be very important!
Vanesa de Boer

Vanesa de Boer
Welcome to the Summer Academy and congratulations on your admission to UC San Diego! The Division of Biological Sciences undergraduate staff advisors are looking forward to meeting you in-person at the Biology Information Session on August 20thand working with you on your Biology major requirements. If you have questions about your major before this time, please contact a Biology advisor through the New Student Site. Again, congratulations on your admission!
Laura Majoch

Laura Majoch
Welcome to the Biology Summer Academy. I am excited you have chosen UC San Diego to explore your passion for biological sciences. I am one of the academic advisors in the Division of Biological Sciences who can address any questions you have regarding biology or major coursework. Our goals for you include a smooth transition to UCSD and academic success. Please visit our academic advising office in Pacific Hall 1128 or contact us through the New Student Site if you have major related questions. We look forward to assisting you in the near future.
Stanley Lo

Stanley Lo
Welcome! I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, and my research focuses on how faculty teach and how students learn biological sciences. I look forward to working with you in BICD 100 and on your transition to UC San Diego.
Dana Brehm

Dana Brehm
Welcome to the UCSD Summer Academy and the Division of Biological Sciences. Those of us in Undergraduate Student & Instructional Services (USIS) look forward to working with you and helping with the transition to UCSD.
Christine Liou

Christine Liou
Welcome to the UC San Diego Summer Academy and congratulations on starting your new journey here at UC San Diego! As one of the Division of Biological Sciences undergraduate advisors, I am looking forward to assisting you with any questions you may have pertaining to your Biology major. We are here to serve YOU so please do not hesitate to send us questions via the New Student Site or come talk to us in person during walk-in advising hours. We look forward to working with you!
Julie Vitale

Julie Vitale
Welcome to the UC San Diego Summer Academy and the Division of Biological Sciences! While we know the transition to UC San Diego can be challenging, Biology advisors are here to help make the process as smooth as possible for you. We look forward to working with each of you on your major requirements and fall course recommendations for your major at the August 20th Biology New Transfer Student Information Session. If you have questions prior to the Information Session, please feel free to contact a Biology advisor through the New Student Site. Again, congratulations on your admission, we look forward to assisting you with your major and any of the programs offered through the Division of Biological Sciences.