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For Journalists

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Natalia Komarova
Professor of Mathematics
Chancellor's Professor of Mathematics
Researches patterns in nature, from the way pandemics unfold to the way different languages use different words for colors. Evolution, she thinks, is the process pattern that unites such disparate things.
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Rachel Martin
Professor of Chemistry
(949) 824-7959
Martin's lab is developing anti-viral treatments by tracking, among other things, genetic mutations in coronavirus.
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Albert Siryaporn
Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Physics & Astronomy
(949) 824-5141
Siryaporn's developing a treatment for COVID-19 patients that uses "decoy" cells to lure virus particles away from a patient's actual cells.
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James N Smith
Professor of Chemistry
(949) 824-9518
Smith studies nano aerosols, and is leading the UCI Face Mask Project to determine what kinds of masks are best at deflecting virus particles.

As seen in

UCI, Tsinghua University: California’s 2018 wildfires caused $150 billion in damages

Study shows health and socio-economic costs extended far beyond burned areas

Dec 7, 2020

Can something the size of a few washing machines find the biggest thing in the Universe?

UCI physicists have designed and built a new particle detector called FASER that could lift the veil on one of the Universe’s most enduring mysteries.

Dec 7, 2020

Isabella Velicogna wins medal from American Geophysical Union

Velicogna, a glaciologist, has spent her career unraveling the dynamics of glaciers.

Nov 25, 2020

Press Releases

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.
Apr 8, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 7, 2021
UCI-led team reports that an increase in lightning will drive both wildfires and warming above Arctic Circle.
Apr 5, 2021

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