Diversity

The MCDB community constitutes students, laboratory personnel, faculty members, and support staff all working together to forward the teaching and research missions of the Department. Individuals at various stages of their careers and from many backgrounds must rely on each other to help achieve their highest academic and research goals.

The mission of the MCDBCommittee on Diversity and Professional Climate is to help the Department develop and sustain a diverse community of scholars and staff. The Committee helps to ensure that the Department maintains a professional work environment that encourages respectful interchange between all members regardless of background or career status. The Committee works to identify departmental, university, or other resources or activities that can enhance the diversity and professional climate of MCDB. The Committee also works to identify challenges caused by policies or practices that might detract from diversity or climate, and recommend changes that would benefit the MCDB community. Importantly, the Committee and its members will provide another resource for community members to rely on when challenges arise.

Committee Composition: 2020-2021

Maia Baskerville

PhD Student

Maria Fernanda Forni
Postdoctoral Fellow
Corentine Laurin
Postdoctoral Associate
Francine Nihozeko
Postgraduate Research Associate
Adeline Bass
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Denise George
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Henry Mattingly
PhD Student

Michael O’Donnell
Faculty

David Breslow
Faculty

Michael Grome
Postdoctoral Associate

Michael Mauro
PhD Student

Alicia Stein
PhD Student

Lauren Dickinson
PhD Student

Valerie Horsley
Faculty

Sigrid Nachtergaele
Faculty

Thierry Emonet
Faculty (Chair)

Arcadia Kratkiewicz
PhD Student

Carrie Nardella
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Jing Yan
Faculty