Meet our leadership, staff, and advisors.

UROP activities are managed by the program director, professional staff, and our Faculty Advisory Committee. UROP is committed to igniting student passions, expanding research opportunities, and engaging faculty mentors.

Get in touch with our team at 617-353-2020 or send us an email at

Senior Faculty Advisory Board

Members for 2022–2023:

  • Aaron Beeler, CAS Chemistry
  • John Celenza, CAS Biology
  • Tali Moreshet, ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Patricia A. Janulewicz Lloyd, SPH Environmental Health

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee advises staff on matters of academic policy and reviews applications for most UROP awards. Full-time BU faculty members from all disciplines are invited to join the committee. If you are interested in joining , contact our office (

Members for 2022–2023:

  • Elizabeth Bettini, Wheelock Special Education
  • Ksenia Bravaya, CAS Chemsitry
  • Daniel Cifuentes Buira, MED Biochemistry
  • Brianne Connizzo, ENG Biomedical Engineering
  • Mahesh Karra, CAS Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Shawn Lyons, MED Biochemistry
  • Lucia Pastorino, CAS Neuroscience
  • Joshua Pederson, CGS Humanities
  • Tommaso Ranzani, ENG Mechanical Engineering
  • Jacqueline Sims, Wheelock Center on the Ecology of Early Development
  • Joe Tien, ENG Biomedical Engineering
  • LaDora Thompson, SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • John Tullai, CAS Neuroscience
  • Bob Varelas, MED Biochemistry
  • Mary Yang, CFA Art, Graphic Design
  • Arash Yazdanbakhsh, CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences