Director, Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE)
GREGORY A. LLACER (617.384.7995) is the director of the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. An associate of Leverett House and a member of the Harvard College Board of Freshman Advisers, Greg also has been the director the Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) since its inception in 2005. In addition to his Harvard responsibilities, Greg is editorial chair of the national Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Research Journal, and director of the Global Program Office for Amgen Scholars, a consortium of 24 international undergraduate summer research programs focused on biotechnology. Prior to his appointment as URAF director, Greg served in several administrative roles, including institutional director of postdoctoral affairs and interim chief of staff for the vice provost of research (in the Office of the President and Provost) as well as coordinator of Herchel Smith-Harvard Undergraduate Science Research Program and the Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Postgraduate Fellowship (in the College). Before arriving at Harvard in 2004, he managed educational initiatives and academic enrichment programs for the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Greg spent the first 16 years of his administrative career in the academic and research planning unit of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of California, San Diego, where he was senior research analyst for the vice chancellor for research. Greg received an AB degree from San Diego State University in liberal studies with an emphasis on education, and conducted postgraduate study at UCSD and SDSU focused on policy studies in language and cross-cultural education.