The Genetics and Developmental Biology training program believes that creative science is best done by bringing together diverse researchers who combine multiple backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches. We believe that a student body that is both highly qualified and diverse—in gender, race, ethnicity, culture and beliefs, socioeconomic background, physical ability, sexual orientation, and work-life interests—is key to achieving a greater level of innovation in education and research. We are particularly committed to training students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in biomedical fields, and preparing our trainees to be leaders and role models in a variety of research, teaching, biotechnology, and science policy careers.

Our faculty and students participate in multiple activities designed to improve graduate diversity and training.  For example: