Research Advisory Groups


Social Justice Research Task Force (SJRTF)

Task Force Charge
Report from the Social Justice Research Task Force, August 2022


  • Leo Arriola, Associate Dean, Social Sciences; Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Center for African Studies, Co-Chair, Faculty Representative
  • Margaret Hunter, Senior Director, Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, Co-Chair, Staff Representative
  • Charisma Acey, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, Faculty Representative
  • Stephen Small, Professor, African-American Studies, Director, ISSI, Faculty Representative
  • Joan Walker, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering & Global Metropolitan Studies, Social Science Matrix, Faculty Representative
  • Michael Mascarenhas, Professor & Chair, Society & Environment Division, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, Rausser College of Natural Resources, Faculty Representative
  • Hilary Hoynes, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy and Economics, Faculty Representative
  • Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Division of Arts & Humanities, Staff Representative
  • Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, Staff Representative
  • Isabel Huerta, Communications Executive for the Office of the President, ASUC, Undergraduate Representative
  • Florentine Novotny Rutaganira, Molecular & Cell Biology & Member Berkeley Postdoctoral Association Board, Postdoctoral Representative
  • Maria Pettis, Ph.D. Student, Geography & President, Graduate Assembly, Grad Assembly Representative
  • Carla Dartis, Executive Director, Movement Strategy, Community Representative

Oversight/Planning Committee - Office of Research

  • Linda Rugg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Elizabeth Brashers, Chief of Staff
  • Tiff Dressen, Project Policy Analyst
  • Jordan Jacobs, Policy & Strategy Advisor
  • Syreeta Shepherd, Executive Assistant to AVCR Linda Rugg
Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Life Sciences (CACLS)

CACLS Vision for Hubs of Cluster Hires Across Biology: 2019-2020
CACLA Spring 2021 Report 
CACLA Spring 2022 Report


  • Eva Harris, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public Health, Co-Chair
  • Rasmus Nielsen, Integrative Biology, Co-Chair
  • Whendee Silver, ESPM/ES Ecosystem Ecology, Co-Chair
  • Ben Blackman, Plant & Microbial Biology
  • Stephanie Carlson, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
  • Chris Chang, Chemistry
  • Steve Connoly, BioEngineering & EECS
  • Marla Feller, Molecular & Cell Biology & Neurobiology
  • Seth Finnegan, Integrative Biology
  • Karsten Gronert, Vision Science, School of Optometry
  • Grace O'Connell, Mechanical Engineering
  • Susan Marqusee, Molecular & Cell Biology and QB3
  • Anders Naar, Nutritional Science & Toxicology
  • Russell Vance, MCB/Immunology and Pathogenesis

Staff - Office of Research

  • Tiff Dressen, VCRO
Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Math & Physical Sciences (CACMPS)

CACMPS - A Collective Vision for Physical Sciences at Berkeley


  • Sunčica Čanić, Mathematics, Chair
  • Mina Aganagić, Mathematics
  • Nitash Balsara, Chemistry
  • Kristie Boering, Chemistry & EPS
  • Naomi Ginsberg, Chemistry & Physics
  • Dan Kasen, Physics & Astronomy
  • Alessandra Lanzara, Physics
  • Aaron Parsons, Astronomy
  • Colette Patt, Assistant Dean, Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences 
  • Fernando Perez, Statistics
  • David Romps, EPS
  • Ting Xu, Chemistry & Materials Science & Engineering
  • Norman Yao, Physics

Staff - Office of Research

  • Tiff Dressen, VCR



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