Who we are

We are postdocs and research scientists representatives from each of the six schools in the CoS!

Our history

The CoS Research Faculty Advisory Council (RFAC) was launched by CoS Dean Susan Lozier and Assoc. Dean Julia Kubanek in 2020.

Our Purpose

  • Provide a greater sense of community among Research Faculty
  • Serve as a liaison between the Research Faculty and the College of Sciences
  • Enable feedback to and about the College of Sciences on issues of relevance to Research Faculty
  • Propose strategies and opportunities that empower and support the Research Faculty
  • Provide an open forum for sharing information, opportunities, and challenges facing Research Faculty

Current Members


  • Kavitha Arur, Physics
  • Avery Bell, Biological Sciences
  • Jessica Bowman, Chemistry
  • Austin Christian, Mathematics
  • Daniel Cruz, Mathematics
  • Stephanie Gage, Physics
  • Jeremy Harris, Biological Sciences
  • Abouzar Kaboudian, Physics
  • Miriam Kuzbary, Mathematics
  • Geoffrey McKinley, Psychology
  • Anna Österholm, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Brittany Ross, Biological Sciences
  • Hussein Sayani, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Liangjun Zhao, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Call for volunteers (Contact us)

If you are interested in volunteering as a member of the RFAC, please contact us. We sometimes fill positions regardless of school affiliation.