Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Irvine
Susan Bryant is the Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Irvine, prior to that she was Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Irvine, she has also served as Dean of Biological Sciences for over 6 years. She joined the faculty of the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at UC Irvine with a PhD from the University of London, and postdoctoral training at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which some adult vertebrates can regenerate functional body parts. With her collaborator, Dr. David Gardiner, this research has resulted in over 100 publications.
"I am involved with CCST because it serves as a focused source of knowledge and informed opinion on the nature and impact of science and technology as it relates to California."
She has served on several national committees, including the Advisory Boards for the VA Office of Regeneration Programs, and the Indiana University Axolotl Colony, and has also served as Program Director for Developmental Biology at NSF. She currently serves as a member of BIOAC, the Advisory Committee for NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences, and as a member of the of the California Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee (ICOC) of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state agency for stem cell research. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals in her field. In 2001 she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2005, a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science. Her goals are to facilitate and advance research locally and nationally, and to work for the full participation of women and minorities in the scientific enterprise.
"The future well-being of California and its citizens is tightly linked to it's ability to participate in and embrace advances in sciences and technology."