Post-Pandemic Research Visioning Working Group

Research in the post-pandemic university can and should change in light of the new opportunities and deep concerns that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Post-Pandemic Research Visioning Working Group envisions post-pandemic research. What can and should the research university be, in the pandemic’s wake? Recommendations are not directed solely at administrators; rather, the working group implores all researchers to seize this moment to take a hard and creative look at our research questions, methods, infrastructures, priorities, and communities.


  • Initiation Date
  • December 2020
  • Current Status
  • In Progress

    View the Envisioning Research in the Post-Pandemic University report submitted on July 13, 2021.
  • Charge
  • Envision research in the post-pandemic research university, and especially at UCLA.
  • Working Group
  • Jessica Cattelino, Co-chair
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Women

    Soraya de Chadarevian
    Professor, History and Inst. Society & Genetics; Member, Council on Research

    Colin Dimock
    Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment, Health & Safety

    Laura Gong
    Undergraduate Representative, Research Continuity Working Group

    Musibau Francis Jimoh
    Current president, Graduate Student Association

    Andrea Kasko
    Professor, Bioengineering

    Renate Lux
    Professor, Dentistry

    Victoria Marks
    Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of the Arts & Architecture; Chair, Disability Studies minor

    Craig Merlic
    Professor of Chemistry, Executive Director UC Center for Laboratory Safety

    Kathleen Micham
    Assistant Dean, Physical Sciences

    Mary Okino
    Deputy Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities

    Todd Presner
    Associate Dean, Humanities; Advisor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities

    JP Santos
    Past president, Graduate Student Association

    Lisa M. Snyder, Co-chair
    Director, Campus Research Initiatives, Office of Advanced Research Computing

    Roger Wakimoto, ex officio
    Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities