Sean Burns

Dr. Sean Burns, UC Berkeley

Sean Burns is Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Sean earned his PhD at UC Santa Cruz's History of Consciousness Department. His scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. social movement history and the dynamic intersections of community activism, political education, and the remaking of the social imagination.  In terms of contacting Sean about SURF, all program questions should be directed to him by sending an email to surf@berkeley.edu, with "program question" in the subject heading. 

Justin Lopez

Justin Lopez joined the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships in January 2016 as the SURF STEM Advisor. He is a Ph.D. student in bioengineering through a program offered jointly by UC Berkeley and UCSF. He graduated in 2013 from the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual B.S./B.S. in general biology and biochemistry-molecular biology, with minors in mathematics, Spanish, and analytical organic chemistry. Justin performed research in gastrointestinal motility disorders in a molecular biology and physiology lab for five years, while advising international undergraduate students in their independent research projects. You can sign up for Justin's office hours at this link - he is happy to support you in the application process.