Cal students are the best!

I have been very fortunate to work with such outstanding individuals. In the last 13 years I have had:

59 undergraduate researchers (half of which are women and underrepresented minorities)

38 undergraduates have received awards

An undergraduate from the my laboratory has won one or both of the distinguished awards in biology at Berkeley (Departmental Citation or LeConte Award for Research) 11 of the 13 years since I arrived at Berkeley.

31 undergraduate research presentations have been given at national and international meetings

19 manuscripts have been published with an undergraduate student author

44 abstracts have been published with an undergraduate student author

Undergraduates Participating in Research – Last Known Status

  • Ahn, Anna / Postdoc at Harvard University
  • Anderson, Bruce / PhD program Berkeley
  • Arnaud, Paul-Henri / computer programming
  • Balint, Claire / PhD program MBL, Woods Hole and Berkeley
  • Bashore. Claudia
  • Berger, Jeremy
  • Berns, Madalyn / PhD MIT
  • Bishop Moser, Joshua
  • Bourgain-Chang, Eric
  • Brown, Matt
  • Chang, Chanson / Cornell University
  • Chang, Kevin / Dental school UCSF
  • Chavdarian. Aram
  • Chen, Crystal
  • Chen, Ed / Pixar
  • Chen, Tao / Oliver Wyman
  • Chen, Tim
  • Chitaphan, C
  • Chiu, Alan / Medical school
  • Chow, Song / Medical school Stanford
  • Chun, David / Medical school
  • Chung, John / PhD Program Univ. Michigan
  • Comendant, Tosha
  • DiRocco, Angela
  • Doherty, Rene
  • Earls, Kay / PhD program Brown Univ.
  • Eckel, Chris, M / PhD’s program Berkeley
  • Emon, Nora / Medical school UCSF
  • Emshwiller, Maya / PhD program Univ. of Colorado
  • Fallejo, Sam
  • Gao, Peiran
  • Gooding, Justin / Medical school
  • Hang, Jemey
  • Hayden, Jennifer
  • Hoekstra, Hopi / PhD program Univ. of Washington
  • Hsieh, Emmelyn
  • Hsieh, Tonia / PhD Program Harvard
  • Jagger, Amy
  • Jindrich, Devin / Postdoc at Harvard University
  • Juliann. Chen
  • Ko, Christine / Master’s program / medical School
  • Kubow, Timothy / UCSF & Berkeley PhD Program
  • Lee, Chai Sue / MD/PhD program UCSF
  • Lerner, Lora / Graduate school interest
  • Li, Debbie / PhD Stanford
  • Libby, Tom / Technical Director-CIBER
  • Lie, Stephanie
  • Lotto, Bo / PhD program England
  • Lum, Robert
  • Mahavadi, Anil
  • Min, Carol – Kaiser Physician
  • Moon, Jason
  • Moon, W.
  • Moore, Talia / PhD Harvard University
  • Moran, Dan
  • Mueller, Rachel
  • Mullens, Christopher
  • Najman, Laura / Veterinary School UC Davis
  • Noy, David – computer programming
  • Nuygen, Anne
  • Patel, Nilesh / Medical School
  • Pathak, Avantika
  • Perng, Yung-En
  • Pham, Diem / Medical school
  • Segel, Jeff / PhD program University of Chicago
  • Tan, Irene / Dental school UCSF
  • Ting, Lena / PhD program Stanford / Postdoc Universite de Paris V / Postdoc Oregon Health and Science University / Associate Professor – W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Tech
  • Tobias, Paul
  • Trejo, Raul / Harvard Medical School
  • Tu, Mike, / PhD Univ. of Chicago / Post University of Washington
  • Tullis, Alexa / PhD Univ. of Chicago / Professor Univ. of Puget Sound
  • Van Laarhoven, Marianne / PhD program UC Riverside/ Univ. Illinois
  • Whang, John
  • Wong, Ben / Medical school UC San Diego
  • Wong, Stan, / Dental school UCSF
  • Yamauchi, Angela / PhD program Univ. of Utah
  • Yeates, Kyle
  • Yu, Kelly
  • Zuccarello, Danielle / PhD Program Univ. of Chicago
  • Zhuang, Vicky

Undergraduate Student Awards / Fellowships

  1. Song Chow – Department Citation in Zoology (co-sponsor Caldwell)
  2. Alexa Tullis – UC Presidential Fellowship
  3. Alexa Tullis – Department Citation in Zoology
  4. Alexa Tullis – NSF Graduate Fellowship
  5. Michael Tu – UC Presidential Fellowship
  6. Michael Tu – Joseph LaConte Award in Zoology
  7. Michael Tu – NSF Graduate Fellowship
  8. Carol Min – Department Citation in Biology
  9. Diem Pham – UC Presidential Fellowship
  10. Lora Lerner – Department Citation in Biology
  11. David Chun – UC Presidential Fellowship
  12. Lena Ting – UC Presidential Fellowship
  13. Stan Wong – UC Presidential Fellowship
  14. Irene Tan – UC Presidential Fellowship
  15. Anna Ahn – NSF REU Supplement
  16. Anna Ahn – Department Citation in Integrative Biology
  17. Kay Earls – Joseph LaConte Award in Integrative Biology
  18. Devin Jindrich – NSF Graduate Fellowship
  19. Angela Yamauchi – UC Presidential Fellowship
  20. Chi Sue Lee – UC Presidential Fellowship
  21. Chi Sue Lee – Joseph LaConte Award in Integrative Biology
  22. Hopi Hoekstra – Hughes Fellowship
  23. Hopi Hoekstra – Department Citation in Integrative Biology
  24. Kevin Chang – UC Presidential Fellowship
  25. Kevin Chang – NSF REU Supplement
  26. Tosha Comdiment – UC Presidential Fellowship
  27. Nilesh Patel – UC Presidential Fellowship
  28. Raul Trejo – NSF REU Supplement
  29. Raul Trejo – UC Presidential Fellowship
  30. Raul Trejo – NSF Speaker on Diversity in Science
  31. Rachel Mueller – Department Citation in Integrative Biology
  32. Jennifer Hayden – Department Citation in Integrative Biology ­ 1996
  33. Jeremy Berger – UC Presidential Fellowship 96
  34. Tim Kubow – Chancellor’s Student Activities Funds award
  35. Tim Kubow – UC Presidential Fellowship 97
  36. Stephanie Lie – UC Presidential Fellowship 97
  37. John Chung – UC Presidential Fellowship 98
  38. Tonia Hsieh – Department Citation in Integrative Biology – 1998

Undergraduate Student Presentations at National / International Scientific Meetings

Undergraduate students can give outstanding scientific presentations if they have help.

To this end, several years ago, I initiated and composed an amendment to the constitution of the American Society of Zoologists (a 100 year old society now renamed the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology) that allowed undergraduates to join the society and present their research at a national meeting with the consent of a faculty sponsor. It passed.

Papers/posters presented by undergraduate students at:

American Society of Zoologists Meeting- ASZ

American Physiological Society – APS

International Union of Biological Sciences – IUBS

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology – SICB

    1. Tu, M.S. 1988 – ASZ
    2. Tullis, A. 1988 – ASZ
    3. Zuccarello, D.A. 1988 – ASZ
    4. Anderson, B.D. 1988 – ASZ
    5. Anderson, B.D 1989 – ASZ
    6. Ting, L.H. 1989 – ASZ
    7. Tullis, A. 1989 – ASZ
    8. Pham, D.T. 1989 – ASZ
    9. Zuccarello, D.A. 1989 – ASZ
    10. Anderson, B.D. 1990 – ASZ
    11. Wong, S.K. 1990 – ASZ
    12. Tan, I.C. 1990 – ASZ
    13. Ting, L. 1990 – ASZ
    14. Ahn, A. 1991 – ASZ
    15. Lee, C.S. 1992 – ASZ
    16. Ahn, A. 1992 – ASZ
    17. Yamauchi. A. 1992 – ASZ
    18. Van Laarhoven, M. 1993 – ASZ
    19. Ahn, A. 1993 – ASZ
    20. Lee, C.S. 1993 – ASZ
    21. Hoekstra, H. 1993 – ASZ
    22. Yamauchi, A.1993 – ASZ
    23. Eckel, C. 1993 – ASZ
    24. Jindrich, D. 1994 – ASZ
    25. Jindrich, D. 1994- APS
    26. Jindrich, D. 1995 – IUBS, England
    27. Jindrich, D. 1996 – SICB
    28. Timothy Kubow 1996 ­ SICB
    29. Timothy Kubow 1997 ­ SICB
    30. Tonia Hsieh 1998 ­ SICB
    31. Timothy Kubow 1998 ­ SICB

Undergraduate Student Publications

Papers with at least one undergraduate student author (in italics):
1. Full, R.J., Anderson, B.D., Finnerty, C.M. and Feder, M.E. 1988. Exercising with and without lungs: I. The effects of metabolic cost, maximal oxygen transport and body size on terrestrial locomotion in salamander species. J. exp. Bio. 138, 471-485.

2. Full, R.J., Caldwell, R.L. and Chow, S. 1989. Smashing energetics: prey selection and feeding efficiency of the stomatopod, Gonodactylus bredini . Ethology. 82, 134-147.

3. Full, R.J., Tu, M.S. and Ting, L. 1989. Dynamics of insect locomotion compared to hexapod walking machine models. Proc. Amer. Soc. Mech. Engineering. DSC 17, 35-40.

4. Full, R.J. and Tu, M.S. 1990. The mechanics of six-legged runners. J. exp. Biol. 148, 129-146.

5. Full, R.J. and Tullis, A. 1990. The energetics of ascent: insects on inclines. J. exp. Biol. 149, 307-317.

6. Full, R.J. Zuccarello, D.A. and Tullis, A. 1990. Effect of variation in form on the cost of terrestrial locomotion. J. exp. Biol. 150, 233-246.

7. Full, R.J. and Tullis, A. 1990. Capacity for sustained terrestrial locomotion in an insect: energetics, thermal dependence and kinematics. J. comp. Physiol. 160, 573-581.

8. Full, R.J. and Tu, M.S. 1991. Mechanics of rapid running insects: two-, four-, and six-legged locomotion. J. exp Bio. 156, 215-231.

9. Anderson, B.D, Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1991. Energetic consequence of a gait change in toads. J. exp Bio. 158, 133-148.

10. Full, R.J. and Blickhan, R. and Ting, L.H. 1991. Leg design in hexapedal runners. J. exp Bio. 158, 369-390.

11. Blickhan, R., Full, R.J. and Ting, L.H. 1993. Exoskeletal strain: evidence for a trot-gallop transition in rapid running ghost crabs. J. exp Bio. 179, 301-321

12. Full, R.J., Earls K., Wong, M. A., Caldwell, R.L. 1993. Locomotion like a wheel? Nature. 365: 495.

13. Weinstein, R., Full, R.J. and Ahn, A.N. 1994. Dehydration decreases locomotor performance of the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata. Physiol. Zool. 67, 873-891.

14. Blickhan, R. Ting, L.H. and Full, R.J. 1994. Dynamic and stability in hexapedal runners. J. exp Bio. 197, 251-269.

15. Full, R.J. and Ahn, A. 1995. Static forces and moments generated in the insect leg: comparison of a three-dimensional musculoskeletal computer model with experimental measurements. J. exp Bio. 198, 1285-1298.

16. Full, R.J., Yamauchi. A. and Jindrich, D.L. 1995. Single leg force production: cockroaches righting and running on photoelastic gelatin. J. exp Bio. 198, 2441-2452.

17. Kram, R., Wong, B. and Full, R.J. 1997. Three dimensional kinematics and limb kinetic energies of running cockroaches. J. exp Bio. 200, 1919-1929.

18. Autumn, K., Farley, C. Emshwiller, M. and Full, R.J. 1997. Low cost of locomotion in the banded gecko: a test of the nocturnal hypothesis. Physiol. Zool. 70, 660-669.

19. Kubow T. M. and R.J. Full. 1999. The role of the mechanical system in control: A hypothesis of self-stabilization in hexapedal runners. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London B. 354, 849-862.

Abstracts with at least one undergraduate student author

1. Full, R.J., Anderson, B.D., Finnerty, C.M. and Feder, M.E. 1987. Lunged versus lunged salamanders: Terrestrial locomotion energetics and endurance. Amer. Zool. 27: 8A.

2. Full., R.J., Tu, M.S. and Tullis, A. 1988. Bouncing endothermic insects. Europ. Soc. of Comp. Physiol. and Biochem. 167:66.

3. Tu, M.S. and Full, R.J. 1988. Terrestrial locomotion mechanics: A comparison of 2-, 4-, 6, and 8-legged runners. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

4. Tullis, A. and Full, R.J. 1988. Exercise induced endothermy in running cockroaches. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

5. Zuccarello, D.A. and Full. R.J. 1988. The effect of form, loading and sex on locomotion energetics. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

6. Anderson, B.D., Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1988. Energetics of sustained walking versus hopping in the toad, Bufo woodhousei fowleri. Amer. Zool. 28:121A.

7. Full, R.J. and Pham, D. 1989. Hot hexapedal runners: exercise induced heat production in the American cockroach. Pro. Int. Union Physiol. Sci. 17:296.

8. Anderson, B.D, Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1989. Energetics of sustainable locomotion in toads: does a gait change conserve energy? Amer. Zool. 29:141A.

9. Tu, M.S. and Full, R.J. 1989. Mechanics of one gram, high-speed hexapedal runners. Amer. Zool. 29:140A.

10. Ting, L.H., Full, R.J. and Blickhan, R. 1989. Leg design and function in hexapedal runners. Amer. Zool. 29:140A.

11. Tullis, A. and Full, R.J. 1989. Energetics of ascent. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

12. Pham, D.T. and Full, R.J. 1989. Effect of variation in morphology on the metabolic cost of locomotion: 4- vs. 6-legged cockroaches. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

13. Zuccarello, D.A. and Full, R.J. 1989. Interspecific variation in the cost of locomotion on land. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

14. Full, R.J. and Min, C. 1990. Do insects have a mamxial oxygen consumption? Physiologist 33:A89.

15. Anderson, B.D, Full, R.J. and Chen, T. 1990. Mechanics of centipede locomotion. Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

16. Wong, S.K., Full, R.J., Wallin, H., Ekbom, B. and Tan, I.C. 1990. Do beetles travel at their minimum cost of locomotion in the field? Amer. Zool. 30:136A.

17. Tan, I.C. and Full, R.J. 1990. Energetics of obstacle negotiation: insects traversing irregular terrain. Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

18. Ting, L., Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. and Tu, M.S. 1990. Is static stability important in hexapedal runners? Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

19. Full, R.J., Earls K., Wong, M. A., Caldwell, R.L. 1991. Locomotion like a wheel?: backward somersaulting stomatopods. Amer. Zool. 31: 140A.

20. Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. and Ting, L. 1991. Gait changes in ghost crabs: evidence from exoskeletal strain. Amer. Zool. 31: 140A.

21. Ahn, A. Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1991. Increased temperature and water loss decrease performance of the ghost crab. Amer. Zool. 31: 141A.

22. Lee, C.S. , Full, R.J. and Weinstein, R.B. 1992. Intermittent locomotion in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 39A.

23. Full, R.J., Ting, L. and Blickhan, R. 1992. Minimization of moments in multi-legged locomotion: roaches and robots. Amer. Zool. 32: 35A.

24. Ahn, A., Full, R.J. and Earls, K. 1992. Partitioning of joint moment among muscles in an insect leg. Amer. Zool. 32: 31.

25. Yamauchi. A. and Full, R.J. 1992. Cockroaches running and righting on jello: a comparison of force production. Amer. Zool. 32: 46A.

26. Van Laarhoven, M., Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1993. Intermittent locomotion does not increase performance in anaerobic fiddler crabs. Amer. Zool. 33: 139A.

27. Queathem, E., Hoekstra, H. and Full, R.J. 1993. Effect of the molt cycle on the energetics of running in insects. Amer. Zool. 33: 139A.

28. Ahn, A. and Full, R.J 1993.Predicting static joint moment from estimates of muscle moment. Amer. Zool. 33: 140A.

29. Full. R.J., Kram, R., and Wong, B. 1993. Instantaneous power at the leg joints of running roaches. Amer. Zool. 33: 140A.

30. Lee, C.S., Full, R.J., and Weinstein, R.B.. 1993. Exercising intermittently increases endurance in an insect. Amer. Zool. 33: 29A.

31. Hoekstra, H., Queathem, E. and Full, R.J. 1993. Molting alters maximum force production in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

32. Yamauchi, A., Wong, B., Kram R., and Full, R.J. 1993. Strategy of scaling steps in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

33. Eckel, C., Ahn, A. and Full, R.J. 1993. Three dimensional simulation of flexor musculo-apodeme function in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

34. Full, R.J., Kram R. and Wong, B. 1994. Instantaneous joint power of running roaches. Physiologist 37: A75.

35. Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1994. Turning behavior of cockroaches. Amer. Zool. 34: 38A.

36. Full, R.J., Kram R. and Wong, B. 1994. Mechanical energy of swinging six legs. Amer. Zool. 34: 45A.

37. Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1995. Dynamics of turning in a running cockroach. Physiol. Zool. 68: 57.

38. Ahn, A., Eckel, C.M. and Full, R.J. 1995. Extensor and flexor function in exoskeletons: Musculo-skeletal model of an insect leg. Pro. of the Amer. Soc. of Biomech. 19: 239-240.

39. Full, R. J., and Chang, K. 1995. Tuned tracks for hexapedal runners? Amer. Zool. 35: 142A.

40. Full, R J; Glasheen, J; Autumn, K; Jagger, A E; Yamauchi, A. 1997. Dynamics of cockroach climbing: Vaulting, bouncing or powering over a step? American Zoologist 37:177A

41. Autumn, K.; Hsieh, S. T.; Dudek, D. M.; Chen, J.; Chitaphan, C.; Full, R. J.. 1998. Dynamics of geckos running vertically. American Zoologist. 38:84A.

42. Autumn, K.; Hsieh, S. T.; Dudek, D. M.; Chen, J.; Chitaphan, C.; Full, R. J.. 1998. Function of feet in ascending and descending geckos. American Zoologist. 38:84A.

43. Kubow, T.; Full, R. J. 1998. Effects of changing morphology on running stability shown by linearization of a two dimensional hexapod model. American Zoologist. 38:81A.

44. Full, R. J.; Autumn, K.; Chung, J. I.; Ahn, A. 1998. Rapid negotiation of rough terrain by the death-head cockroach. American Zoologist. 38:81A.