As a behavioral ecologist I am interested in evolutionary and ecological processes that generate the broad diversity of animal behavior. My research involves the evolution of social behavior with a specific focus on the evolution of parental care and communal breeding. Many animals decrease the costs of parental care by raising their offspring with other parents in a communal group. However individual parents within these groups often experience large asymmetries in the number of offspring that they produce and the amount of care that they provide.
B.A. from University of California Santa Barbara 1992
Ph.D from University of California Berkeley 2002
Postdoctoral Scholar University of California Berkeley 2002-2007
My research group, SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, is interested in how people learn science, especially biology, and how teachers and scientists can collaborate to make science teaching and learning in classrooms – Kindergarten through college – more like how scientists work.
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral fellow at Cary Instiute of Ecosystem Studies
Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco
Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1990)
M.S. Evolutionary Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1986)
M.S. Biology - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (1985)
B.S. Biology - University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas (1980)
The research focus in my lab is on systematics with an emphasis in
molecular phylogenetics and evolution.
Ravinder Sehgal is an Associate Professor in the Dept.
Ph.D. Washington University 1990
Thompson, M.E., B.J. Halstead, G.D. Wylie, M. Amarello, J.J. Smith, M.L. Casazza, and E.J. Routman. 2013. Effects of prescribed fire on Coluber constrictor mormon in coastal San Mateo County, California. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 8:602-615.
B.A., Botany, 1969, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D., Biology, 1975, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Patterson teaches the following courses:
Sally Pasion joined the faculty at San Francisco State in 2001, and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology, and teaches general education Biology courses to nonmajors, genetics and molecular biology to majors, and cell & molecular techniques to graduate students. Her research interests include DNA replication and telomere maintenance in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the fission yeast, which is an excellent system for training undergraduate and graduates students in basic cell biology, molecular biology, and microbiology.