Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Rebecca DuBois
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Baskin School of Engineering
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Phone
    831-459-4833 (office), 831-459-5157 (lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Jack Baskin Engineering Building, 259B
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 259B (office)
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 292 (lab)
  • Office Hours Meetings set by email
  • Mail Stop SOE2
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street, Mail Stop SOE2
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Bioengineering; Biophysics; Viruses and Microbes; Biomedical Sciences; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Immunology; DNA, RNA, Proteins

Research Interests

  • Protein engineering
  • Structural biology
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Cryoelectron microscopy (CryoEM)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Human viruses
  • Vaccines
  • Antiviral therapeutics

Biography, Education and Training

  • Rebecca studies the molecular mechanisms of human virus surface antigens and antiviral antibodies using a diverse toolkit of structural and biochemical techniques. She uses her discoveries to design novel vaccines and antiviral therapeutics. Before joining UCSC, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at UC San Diego and her bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.