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Sara Callori, Ph.D.

Sara Callori, Ph.d
Sara Callori, Ph.D.


Mentor for Cal-Bridge program

Physics associate professor Sara Callori is part of the Center for Advanced Functional Materials boosting minority-serving institutions research capabilities.

University awarded DOE grant to research high energy physics

An associate professor in the physics and astronomy department, Sara Callori is on the steering committee and serves as a mentor for Cal-Bridge, a bridge program between the CSU and UC systems aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities earning Ph.D.s in physics, astronomy and related fields.

She is part of the university's Center for Advanced Functional Materials, which partners with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and University of Buffalo and aims to enhance the research capabilities at multiple minority-serving institutions through the establishment of a sustainable, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional advanced materials research effort. She recently joined the ISSUES-X project at CSUSB, which develops faculty learning communities to broaden the knowledge and use of evidence-based teaching practices within the College of Natural Sciences.

Callori, who joined CSUSB in 2015, received both her Ph.D. and master’s degree in physics from Stony Brook University. She spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in Sydney, Australia in a joint position between the Bragg Institute (now Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering) and the University of New South Wales. As a post-doc she worked on studying magnetic thin film systems with neutron scattering.

In 2020, she was a contestant on the legendary game show “Jeopardy” where she came in second place.