Our Scientists

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Here is a list of scientists who have answered our questions in 2008-2009.

Researcher Name UCSB Department / Field of Research
Andrew Bonham Life science
Claudia Boot Life Sciences
Forrest Brewer Electrical and Computer Engineering
Julie Broughton Earth Science
Rebecca Burton Biology
Kevin Chiou Physics
Ryan Depuit Engineering
Ekaterina Druzhinina Environmental Science
Kai Ewert Engineering
Kathy Foltz Biology - Cell and Developmental Biology
Surekha Gajria Chemistry
Lindsay Gary Engineering
Brian Giera Physics
Claudia Gutierrez Mazzotti Engineering
Megan Grabenauer Chemistry
Helen Hansma Physics / Biology
Anthony Karmis Physics
Pete Khooshabeh Psychology
Kimberly Kline Earth Science
Alice Koerner Earth Science
Richard Lease Earth Science
Rafael Leckie Engineering
Tristan Long Life Science
Sergio Martinez Physics
Rachel S. Marullo Chemistry
Martina Michelfender Chemistry
Sheila K. Morrissey Earth Science
James Neilson Life Science
Alexis D. Ostrowski Chemistry
Bridget Owens Chemistry
Joel Paustian Engineering
Jess Porter Life science
James Rogers Materials
Kenny Rosenberg Physics
Teisha Rowland Life Science
Rafael Saavedra Computer Sciences
Mika Scarpulla Engineering
Sean Schaeffer Life Sciences
Birgit Schwenzer Life Science
Ken Shen Physics
Yifeng Shi Engineering
Julia Shimizu Life science
Andy Simpson Geology
Frank Spera Geological Sciences
Nick Strandwitz Engineering
Bruce Tiffney Geology
Amanda Trent Physics/Chemistry
Jatila Van der Veen Physics
Will White Life science
Mark Wistey Materials, Electronics and Computer Engineering
Aleksandra M. Wydzga Life Science

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