Grad Students

Bernard Koch

Contact Information

Office  Haines 108 - Computational Sociology Reactor

Fields of Study

Science of Science, Culture, Cultural Evolution, Computational Social Science


Koch BJ, Ryan JF, Baxevanis AD. The Diversification of the LIM Superclass at the Base of the Metazoa Increased Subcellular Complexity and Promoted Multicellular Specialization. PLoS One, 2012 March 15;7(3): e33261.

Ryan JF, Pang K, Schnitzler CE, Nguyen AD, Moreland RT, Simmons DK, Koch BJ, Havlak P, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Smith SA, Putnam N, Dunn CW, Wolfsberg TG, Mullikin JC, Martindale MQ, Baxevanis AD. The genome of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. Science, 2013 Dec 13;342(6164).

Moreland RT, Nguyen AD, Ryan JF, Schnitzler CE, Koch BJ, Siewert K, Wolfsberg TG, Baxevanis AD. A customized Web portal for the genome of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. BMC Genomics, 2014 Apr 15:316.

Davidson PL, Koch BJ, Schnitzler CE, Henry JQ, Martindale MQ, Baxevanis AD, Browne WE. The maternal-zygotic transition and zygotic activation of the Mnemiopsis leidyi genome occurs within the first three cleavage cycles. Mol Reprod Dev., 2017 Oct 25;84: 1218–1229.

Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2018-2021

University of California Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2017-2018

University of California Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2017 & 2018

Russell Sage Foundation Workshop for Social Science Genomics Full Scholarship, 2017

University of California Dr. Ursula Mandel Scholarship, 2016 -2017

University of California Dean's Scholar Award, 2016-2018 (dec.)

University of California Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2021


Jacob Foster, Daniele Silvestro (University of Gothenburg), Gabriel Rossman


B.A. in Biology with a Cognitive Science minor, Swarthmore College, 2013

M.A. in Sociology, UCLA, 2018