I stand with Black Lives Matter and support protests around the world against police brutality and systemic anti-Black racism. 

 

I condemn police murder and brutality of Black people and support comprehensive reform of law enforcement in the United States. 

 

I acknowledge that anti-Black racism permeates all aspects of Western society and only holistic change will lead to racial justice.

 

I reject the notion that science exists separately from society; the scientific pursuit of truth is incompatible with ignorance of or indifference to social injustice.

 

I recognize the role of science and academia in creating and perpetuating systemic racism in our world and acknowledge my responsibility for dismantling this system.

 

I vow to continue educating myself, to change my own behavior, and to incorporate anti-racism into all aspects of my personal and professional life, including my teaching, research, mentoring, and all other interactions.

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MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE BIOMECHANICS

I aim to understand how organisms function considering their morphology and physiology, as well as the context in which they live. Specifically, I focus on musculoskeletal physiology and how that determines animal movements in behaviors like feeding and locomotion. Additionally, studying how movements relate to performance in an ecological context provides insight into how these mechanisms may have arisen over evolutionary time. Read about specific projects at my Research page.

Azizi Lab

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of California, Irvine

321 Steinhaus Hall

Irvine, CA 92697