Marlene Zuk, a faculty member in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, was named a 2019 Regents Professor. She is a world-leader in her work studying parasitology, as well as the evolution of reproductive behavior and sexual selection. Zuk is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She joined the EEB faculty in 2012 after more than two decades at University of California-Riverside. As a member of the faculty, Marlene has made important contributions as a researcher, educator, mentor, administrator, and communicator.