University of California Riverside

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Dr. Anandasankar Ray, University of California Riverside - How Mosquitoes Smell

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anandasankar Ray of the University of California Riverside explains how mosquitoes are able to track us down from great distances.

Anandasankar Ray is an associate professor of entomology at the University of California Riverside. His lab seeks to understand the molecular, neuronal and physiological basis of insect chemoreception and behavior, specifically as they relate to food-seeking behaviors. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. 

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Academic Minute
3:45 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Dr. Timothy Lyons, University of California, Riverside – Ocean Oxygen

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Timothy Lyons of the University of California Riverside explains the complex history of the Earth’s oxygen-rich oceans.


Timothy Lyons is a professor of biogeochemistry at the University of California, Riverside, where his current research explores the evolving ocean and atmosphere and their cause-and-effect relationships with the origin and evolution of life. His work has appeared in numerous academic journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Dr. David Kisailus, University of California Riverside – Mantis Shrimp

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Kisailus of the University of California Riverside explains how understanding the structure of a powerful little shrimp could lead to materials that are both stronger and lighter.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Dr. Mary Gauvain, University of California Riverside – Cooking Smoke and Cognitive Development

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mary Gauvain of the University of California Riverside explains how exposure to cooking fire smoke in the developing world can impair cognitive development in children.

Mary Gauvain is a professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside. Her research is focused on understanding how social and cultural processes contribute to children's acquisition, organization, and use of cognitive skills. Her work has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Dr. Lawrence Rosenblum, University of California Riverside – Unconscious Senses

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lawrence Rosenblum of the University of California Riverside, reveals how our senses are often telling us more than we consciously realize.

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