MICaB Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Program commits to promoting an environment that ensures the training, success, and wellbeing of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, international, low income, and first-generation students of all gender expressions. The MICaB program also commits to providing a supportive and equitable professional environment for students, faculty and staff that is conscious of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, religious practice, veteran status, age, neurodiversity, culture, national origin, socioeconomic background, and life experiences. We commit to increasing diversity among our students, faculty, and staff. We recognize the existence of structural inequality and racism in the Biological Sciences and commit to dismantling these injustices within the MICaB program.
We commit to fostering, and actively maintaining, an environment of equality, equity, and inclusion. We will strive to create a community that nurtures and promotes the talents of students, faculty and staff and provides an atmosphere where different perspectives are respectfully heard, and all individuals feel a sense of belonging and inclusion. We will train our scientists to be culturally aware and will expect them to actively promote equity and inclusion throughout their careers. We will uphold the faculty and student code of conduct and provide a safe environment for individuals who bring forth claims of misconduct.
Given the dynamic nature of our program, the MICaB Diversity and Inclusion Statement will be reviewed biennially by students and faculty to ensure it is current and reflective of our training and educational goals.  

MICaB DEI committee members

Student Members: Taylor Crooks, Alexis Elfstrum, David Hsu, Tailor Mathes, Buck O'Flanagan, Dira Putri, Zoe Schmiechen

Faculty Members: Dr. Anthony Baughn, Dr. Xavier Revelo, Dr. Anna Selmecki, Dr. Vaiva Vezys

Please contact the DEI committee at micabdeic@umn.edu