Emeritus Faculty

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Scientists: Herbert P. Killackey, Ph.D.

Dr. Herbert P.  Killackey

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel


Neurobiology & Behavior
Anatomy & Neurobiology

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Focus of Work

Herb Killackey is the Vice-Provost of the University of California, Irvine and professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Anatomy & Neurobiology. For twenty-five years, his research focused on the organization and development of the somatosensory system.

From 1989 to 1998, he was chair of his department. In 1998, he joined the central administration at UCI where he currently is Vice Provost.

In this role, he has overall responsibility for coordinating the campus academic personnel appointment and review process, including the development of academic personnel programs, policies and procedures and ensuring equity in their application.

He is a co-principal investigator of the UCI ADVANCE program funded by the NSF and is currently Principal investigator of a second NSF ADVANCE award aimed at sharing procedures developed at UCI for ensuring gender equity at UCI with sister institutions in Southern California. He is firmly committed to the goal of gender equity and believes it to be an essential part of the quest for excellence in all of academe.

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Academic Affairs
University of California,
Irvine, CA 92697-1000

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