Minority Diversity Initiative Programs

Program Goal

The goal of the BCM-HGSC Minority Diversity Initiative is to interest minority students underrepresented in the genomic sciences in careers in genomics. We need a diverse student body and faculty interested in addressing the many genetic causes of disease that afflict our communities. These scientists will bring a diversity of ideas and approaches to conquer the challenges caused by the many conditions that burdened our populations.

Underrepresented minorities are identified by the BCM-HGSC as African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Pacific Islander.

Launched in 2003, our diversity programs are funded by NHGRI to provide undergraduate students and BCM-HGSC employees with research opportunities and helpful tools to pursue a career in genomics.

Doctorates Completed by Program Alumni

image: Lori Banks, Ph.D. image: Alejandra Chavez, Ph. D. image: Armand Brown, Ph.D.
Lori Banks, Ph.D.
HGSC-PGET
Alejandra Chavez, Ph.D.
HGSC-PGET
Armand Brown, Ph.D.
HGSC-G/GREAT and HGSC-PGET
     
image: Demetra Farley, Ph. D. image: Anel Lizcano, Ph.D. and Stacy Lloyd, Ph.D. image: Erica Taylor, Ph.D.
Demetra Farley, Ph.D.
HGSC-PGET
Stacy Lloyd, Ph.D.
HGSC-PGET
Anel Lizcano, Ph.D.
HGSC-G/GREAT and HGSC-PGET
Erica Taylor, Ph.D.
HGSC-G/GREAT