Berkeley Lab’s Carol Burns Appointed to CCST Board of Directors

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Carol Burns, PhD Berkeley Lab

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Deputy Director for Research and Chief Research Officer Dr. Carol Burns has been appointed to the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Board of Directors by University of California President Michael V. Drake, MD.

“Participation on the California Council on Science and Technology is an important public service contribution to the state and to the science and technology community,” President Drake wrote in his appointment letter. “We appreciate your willingness to undertake this important responsibility, and hope that you will find it a rewarding experience.”

At Berkeley Lab, Dr. Burns is responsible for the development, implementation, and stewardship of Berkeley Lab’s research enterprise. She serves as the Lab’s chief research liaison with the Office of Science, the University, the other national labs, and other key partners. She has national policy experience, serving as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“We are thrilled to have a leader like Carol with such distinguished experience in research and science policy on our Board,” said Board Chair Peter Cowhey, PhD. “Carol brings technical expertise, programmatic know-how, a keen eye for strategy, and a strong commitment to diversity to our Board and our mission to ensure that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation.”

Berkeley Lab is a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science lab managed by University of California and a Partner Institution to CCST.

Read Dr. Burns’ full biography on our Board page.

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