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Virginia Walbot Professor of Biology

Our current focus is on maize anther development to understand how cell fate is specified. Ultimately we want to understand how MuDR/Mu transposons of maize switch from a "cut and paste" biochemistry to a net replicative outcome late in the life cycle as cells in anther acquire pre-meiotic fate. We have discovered that frameshift translation is required to produce one form of the transposase.

(650) 723-2007, (650) 723-2227
F. Rall Walsh III Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Randi Walters Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Beibei Wang Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering
Jennifer Wang Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

Jennifer's research interests address human behaviour change in the context of climate change, with the ultimate aim of shifting normative practices and paradigms within public policy, business, and individual behaviour to effectively account for the impacts and risks of climate change and environmental sustainability.
Yifan Wang Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering

Thermal implementations of linear solver in ADGPRS

Yinan Wang Masters Student in Energy Resources Engineering

Evaluating the adequacy of model complexity in the application of rule-based reservoir modeling
Yixuan Wang Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering
Michael W Wara University Faculty Law School Assoc Professor

An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. His current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy.
Ellen Marguerite Ward University Student Department of Environmental Earth System Science Graduate
Jessica Warren Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Mantle Processes: shear localization, convection, volatiles, oxidation state, melting and melt transport, global composition of the oceanic mantle.

(650) 725-7196
Leighton Myles Watson University Student Department of Geophysics Graduate
Karrie Weaver Science & Engineering Assoc, Department of Geological Sciences (650) 725-9146
Jeremy Hu-Chin Wei University Staff Environmental Earth System Science Geobiology Lab Manager
Jeremy Weinstein Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

ivil war; ethnic politics; political economy of development; Africa
Paula Welander Assistant Professor of Earth System Science and by courtesy, of Biology

Biosynthesis of lipid biomarkers in modern microbes; molecular geomicrobiology; microbial physiology

(650) 723-7341
John Weyant Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

His current research focuses on analysis of global climate change policy options, energy efficiency analysis, energy technology assessment, and models for strategic planning. 

Huang Engineering Center
(650) 723-0645, (650) 723-3506
Richard White Margaret Byrne Professor of American History

Richard White is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated historian specializing in the history of the American west, environmental history and Native American history.

BLDG. 200 Rm 31
(650) 723-2651
Jennifer Wilcox Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

Modeling and measurement of trace metal speciation, i.e., mercury, arsenic, and selenium, released from coal combustion or gasification processes; sorbent design for high-temperature mercury capture; catalytic membrane design for CO2/H2 separation; CO2 sequestration; coal-to-liquid catalyst design.

(650) 724-9449
Michael V. Wilcox University Faculty Anthropology Assoc Professor-Teaching

Professor Wilcox's main research interests include Native American ethnohistory in the American Southwest; the history of Pueblo Peoples in New Mexico; Indigenous Archaeology; ethnic identity and conflict; DNA, race and cultural identity in archaeology and popular culture; and the political and historical relationships between Native Americans, anthropologists and archaeologists.

BLDG. 40-41G
(650) 736-1255
Reed Wildman Joint MS-MBA student
Emily Victoria Williams Students - Undergraduate
Yolanda Williams Grant and Finance Administator, Department of Energy Resources Engineering - Energy Resources Engineering (650) 725-2721
Matthew Winnick Ph.D. Student in Environmental Earth System Science
Molly Rose Witter University Student Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Graduate
Deborah Wojcik Associate Director

Serves as the chief academic staff officer of the E-IPER program and ensures effective management of the program.

Y2E2 Building, Suite 226, 473 Via Ortega
(650) 724-3074
Mikael D Wolfe University Faculty History Department Asst Professor

I am an environmental historian of modern Mexico and Latin America focusing on the history of water control, agrarian reform, hydraulic technology, drought and climate change.
Uri Wollner University Student Department of Geophysics Graduate
Philip Womble Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

Philip studies legal and water supply planning strategies that use water markets to help communities and ecosystems adapt to drought and climate change.
Mandy Wong Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Zhi Yang Wong Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering
Ying Qi Wong University Student Department of Geophysics Graduate
Joe Wooden Research Staff
Chester Wrucke Faculty - Affiliated
Michelle Wu Joint MS-JD student
Wei Wu Postdoctoral Research fellow, Geophysics