Faculty

Megan McEvoy

Megan McEvoy

The McEvoy laboratory is focused on developing an understanding of how organisms handle metal ions. Organisms can face highly varying levels of metal ions through their environment or diet, and metal ion concentrations in cells must be carefully regulated. Some metal cations, such as copper, cobalt, and nickel, are essential in trace amounts, though toxic at higher concentrations. Other metal…

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Terence Keel

Terence Keel

B.A. Xavier University of Louisiana M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School Ph.D. Harvard University Terence Keel is an Associate Professor with a split appointment in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, and the Department of African American Studies. He has written widely about American biomedical science, religion, law, and modern thought. His first book, Divine Variations (Stanford University Press, January 2018)…

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Jessica Lynch

Jessica Lynch

Ph.D.,  Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison M.S.,  Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison B.A.,  English, University of California, Davis Dr. Jessica Lynch is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Academic Personnel and Development at ISG.  She is a member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group and Editor-In-Chief for the journal “Neotropical Primates”, a publication of Conservation International. Lynch is a…

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Soraya de Chadarevian

Soraya de Chadarevian

PhD in Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Germany Advanced degree (Diplom) in Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany Soraya de Chadarevian is Professor in the Department of History and the Institute for Society and Genetics. She is a historian of science, technology and medicine with background in biology and philosophy. Her main area of interest are the life sciences in the twentieth and…

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Aaron Panofsky

Aaron Panofsky

2006 Ph.D. Sociology, New York University 1996 B.A. Science Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies), Amherst College Aaron Panofsky is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics, Public Policy, and Sociology. He is a sociologist of science, knowledge, and culture with a special interest on the history, intellectual organization, and social implications of genetics. His recent book Misbehaving Science is…

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Christina Palmer

Christina Palmer

Ph.D.,  Industrial Engineering (emphasis on Decision Sciences), University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S.,  Genetic Counseling,  Sarah Lawrence College B.A.,  Biology and Spanish, Indiana University Christina Palmer is a genetic counselor who has been a UCLA faculty member since she joined the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics and Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences in 1999. Dr. Palmer holds joint appointments in the Department…

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