Diversity in MCB
Brown's Graduate School has been active in recruiting students from underrepresented groups since 1968. Increasing the diversity of our trainees enriches the educational experience for the entire university community and feeds a much-needed pipeline of talent for future faculty recruitment. Students currently receiving training in the MCB Graduate Program include students from underrepresented minorities, first-generation college graduates and international students. Recent alumni of the program include students who received their undergraduate degrees at minority-serving institutions such as the University of Puerto Rico, Xavier University of Louisiana and California State Polytechnic University.
Leadership Roles of Minority PhD Recipients
Brown's longstanding commitment to diversity in graduate education, especially in the biological sciences, is evident from the list of eminent minority scientists who received their Ph.D. degrees at Brown. Both faculty and alumni from Brown's Division of Biology and Medicine have played significant and leadership roles in promoting the recruitment of minorities into biomedical research at the national level. Past chairs of the Minority Affairs Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) included PhD graduates (W. Anderson and J. K. Haynes) and a faculty trainer of the MCB Program at Brown. The vigorous activities of this committee have had significant impact at the national level.
The following scientists received their predoctoral training in the MCB Graduate Program or its predecessor graduate program (before 1976) in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown.
Daniel Romero GS'86
Richard H. Pointer GS'75
Margaret Tolbert GS'74
Calbert A. Laing GS'74
John K. Haynes GS'70
Edwin L. Cooper GS'63