Autumn Holmes, Graduate Student Researcher in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics photo: Steve Zylius/UCI

Deadly diseases, mathematical riddles and a grandma’s piano. Below, these and other elements play a role in the stories of four Anteaters of color. Meet UCI administrator Douglas M. Haynes, who grew up glued to British costume dramas as the youngest of nine children; UCI alumnus Jermaine Griggs, an online music entrepreneur and world traveler; UCI graduate student Autumn Holmes, a Motor City native who experiments with viruses; and UCI junior Mia Arnold, a math whiz who speaks French and can wiggle her ears.