Berkeley Lab

Area & Division IDEA Committees

Berkeley Lab has seven Areas (Biosciences, Computing Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy Sciences, Energy Technologies, Operations, Physical Sciences) and over 30 Divisions – click here to view our organizational chart.

In addition to our Labwide councils, task forces, and Employee Resource Groups related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA), Berkeley Lab also has IDEA committees for some individual Areas and Divisions.  These groups approach IDEA at the local level, assessing areas of opportunity and ensuring accountability for progress.

Berkeley Lab Areas and Divisions with IDEA committees are listed below:

Division Contacts
Biosciences Area Office IDEA Committee
Biological Systems & Engineering
Joint Genome Institute Lisa Simirenko and Ian Blaby
Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB)
Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Sandy Lau Roth
Computing Sciences Area Office IDEA Committee Contact: Cory Snavely
Earth and Environmental Sciences Area Office IDEA Committee
Energy Sciences Area Office IDEA Committee Jeff Neaton
Advanced Light Source
Chemical Sciences Division
Materials Sciences Division
Molecular Foundry
Energy Technologies Area Office IDEA Committee Erin Harbin and Natasha Nelson
Physical Sciences Area Office IDEA Committee Asmita Patel and Alex Kim
Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division (ATAP) Asmita Patel
Nuclear Science Division Tom Gallant
Physics Division Alex Kim
Operations IT Division
OCFO Parth Baker & Cynthia Sylvester
Affiliated Groups
Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)
American Physics Society (AP IDEA)
QSA IDEAS Advisory Council
URGE (Unlearning Racism in Geoscience) Pod