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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Department of Microbiology Diversity Statement

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia strives to provide all of its students, postdocs, faculty and staff an open and inclusive environment that fosters participation, collaboration and scientific excellence amongst all its members. To help achieve our goals, we meet monthly to create opportunities for increasing interactions across the campus, organize events to celebrate all community members, and provide venues to readily access exemplary role models. 




Pride Month




DEI Calendar  

DEI Calendar

DEI publications from ASM and other journal collections


Microbiology Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Microbiology Department DEI panel
2023-24 Members: Chair - Dr. Courtney Ellison, Members - Emma Blackburn, Dr. Silvia Moreno, Hanna Roucka, Dr. Christine Szymanski, Ben Whisnant, Rochelle Yap


The Committee invites members of the Microbiology community to submit comments, concerns, and suggestions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion here. These comments are anonymous and unless otherwise requested, will only be shared with members of the DEI Committee.

The Committee can be reached by email at

To report instances of discrimination or harassment, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office.

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