Equity and Inclusion

Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

Fostering a Culture of Inclusivity and Belonging

MCB Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging:

“As a department, we are committed to increasing the representation of historically excluded groups among our students, scholars and staff. We believe that embracing a wide range of opinions and backgrounds is key to ensuring innovation and excellence in our science. To make this possible, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusivity and belonging through concrete actions to eliminate discrimination, address disparities, and to ensuring equitable opportunities for everyone within our academic community.” ~ MCB Equity Committee 


Look out for the upcoming iBio conference!

Collage of students and staff at various DEI conferences and events such as SACNAS 2023, DEIB Grad Student Awardees 2023, iBio Conference 2023, ABRCMS 2023, and Ivy League Fair 2023


Community Outreach MCB students and faculty regularly participate in or host events designed to help strengthen and sustain a culture of inclusion and belonging. Some of those events include: 

Activities & Organizations Our MCB community members host or participate in many activities, programs, and organizations, serving current and prospective MCB community members. Here is a sampling list of these programs for students and postdocs. Additional information can be found in the Berkeley Supportal.

Resources Below, you can find additional resources relevant to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) and higher education that may support you or someone you know.

DEIB Staff Office Hours Want to say hi, learn, ask questions, or share concerns and ideas about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the MCB? If so, we encourage you to attend DEIB Office Hours, hosted by MCB’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program Manager, Aubrey Green. Sessions are available via Zoom or in person at request. Book an appointment here! If you need to schedule an appointment outside of the times available, contact Aubrey Green via email at aubreygreen@berkeley.edu.

To submit additions or suggest edits to the lists above, please email - mcb-diversity@berkeley.edu.