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Jennifer L. Derr

Jennifer L. Derr

Associate Professor; Founding Director, Center for the Middle East and North Africa at UC Santa Cruz

History Department

Areas of expertise: Disease and Immunity, Science Studies, Environmental Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Capitalism, Colonialism, History, Water


Biography, Education and Training

Education B.S. in Biological Sciences, Stanford University M.A. in Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University Ph.D. in History, Stanford University


Areas of expertise: Conservation, Disease and Immunity, Ecology, Mathematical Modeling, Population Biology, Population Dynamics, Biomedical Sciences, Endangered Species


Biography, Education and Training

B.A. Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles 1995 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles  1995 M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1997 Ph.D. Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2003 Senior Research Scientist, Ecohealth Alliance (Consortium for Conservation Medicine) 2003-2008 Assistant Professor, UCSC 2008-2013 Associate Professor, UCSC 2014-2018 Professor, UCSC 2019-present


Areas of expertise: Microbiology, Disease and Immunity, Human Biology


Biography, Education and Training

My research uses molecular biology approaches to understand how the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori survives in the hostile mammalian stomach and causes disease. • B.S, University of California, Davis (Bacteriology) • Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard University (with John Mekalanos) • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley in Biochemistry (with Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.)

Matt Sparke

Matt Sparke

Professor, Co-Director of Global and Community Health

Politics Department, Global & Community Health

Areas of expertise: Capitalism, Globalization, Border Studies, Critical Theory, Health and Wellness, Disease and Immunity, Death/Mortality Studies, Discrimination and Inequality, International and Global Affairs, Political Economy of Development


Biography, Education and Training

Matt Sparke is a Professor of Politics at UCSC. He was was born in Tonbridge, England in 1967. He was educated at a state comprehensive school in Tunbridge Wells, then at the University of Oxford (where David Harvey was his main mentor), and then at the University of British Columbia (where Derek Gregory was his PhD advisor). He joined the faculty in International Studies and Geography at the University of Washington in 1995.  After 22 years in Seattle, he move... more »


Areas of expertise: Microbiology, Disease and Immunity, Biology


Biography, Education and Training

Dr. Kimmey began her career at UCLA where she studied heme acquisition in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the lab of Marcus Horwitz, MD. She did her graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis with Christina Stallings, PhD studying autophagy-independent functions of ATG5 in controlling neutrophil mediated susceptibility to M. tuberculosis. As a postdoc she worked with Victor Nizet, MD at UCSD exploring how host responses dictate outcome of acute bacterial infections such as those c... more »


Areas of expertise: Health and Wellness, Microbiology, Disease and Immunity


Biography, Education and Training

I conduct evidence-based and policy-relevant research to advance programs that promote nutrition and environmental justice in low-resource settings. Using a Developmental Origins of Health and Disease framework, my research focuses on the role of the exposome in the biological embedding of childhood adversity. Major areas of my research include early childhood nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, environmental enteric dysfunction, infectious diseases, stress physiology, ... more »

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