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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

BMB is committed to creating an environment rich in diversity and invested in maintaining an atmosphere that embraces the diverse cultures of our academic community. The mission of the BMB Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to advance the Department’s valuing of a diverse and inclusive community, and to develop a welcoming, supportive environment for trainees, staff, and faculty. By educating department members of the importance of diversity, equal opportunity, and civility, we seek to nurture the Department’s multicultural community and champion diversity in the biomedical sciences and academia.

Committee Leadership


Utthara Nayar, Assistant Professor

Michael Imai, ScM Student

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, BMB

Jiou Wang, Professor

E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ashani Weeraratna, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Committee Membership

Morgan Beckett, PhD Student

Sadhana Bom, ScM Student

Megan Brezka, ScM Student

Danfeng Cai, Assistant Professor

Marika David, PhD Student

Allison DeHaas, PhD Student

Agrani Dixit, Research Technologist

Jahnavi Gupta, ScM Student

Leen Jalal, MHS student

Anthony Leung, Professor

Vito Rebecca, Assistant Professor

Sarah Studer, Communications Specialist

Amal Suleiman Adamu, MHS student

Trupti Tripathi, ScM student

Isabel Uribe, PhD Student

Arabelis Wally, MHS student