The Chancellorʹs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under‐represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues.
UC President's Fellowship Program
The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees are selected from the pool of applicants for the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's and President's programs are seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Aide Macais-Muñoz, PhD
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Aide Macais-Muñoz received her B.A. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.S. Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Irvine. Aide’s thesis topic was the diversification and expression of vision-related genes in Lepidoptera under thesis advisor Adriana D. Briscoe in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Currently, as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Program fellow at UC Santa Barbara, Aide is working under the mentorship of Todd Oakley, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. Aide’s research topic is the molecular basis of convergent evolution of vision in Cnidaria.