News & Events

The Brown IMSD is dedicated to diversifying STEM fields and creating an inclusive learning environment for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identities, sexual orientation, age or abilities. While some students are selected each year to receive funding through an NIH NIGMS research education grant, the IMSD community is open to all students. We are committed to providing opportunities for both personal and professional development and creating spaces where students feel safe, included, and heard.

If you or any fellow students who would like to participate in community events, we encourage you to reach out to the IMSD Program ([email protected]) to be included in a weekly email digest of events. Students can also participate as Senior Scholars for IMSD Training Modules


  • Mel Ortiz Alvarez Selected as Oliver Cromwell Gorton Arnold Biological Pre-doctoral Fellow

    Congratulations to Mel Ortiz Alvarez on being selected as an Oliver Cromwell Gorton Arnold Biological Pre-doctoral Fellow.   

  • Alicia Minor Awarded Ford Fellowship

    Congratulations to Alicia Minor on being awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. These outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships in the 2022 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered at the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

  • Jeremy Horrell Thesis Defense

    Jeremy Horrell defended his thesis titled "Observing the natural and heteromorphic organization of the human genome in nanoscience resolution" on April 11th. He was joined by his advisor Dr. Nicola Neretti as well as his colleagues, friends and family.

    Congratulations to Jeremy on this amazing accomplishment.

  • Jeremy J. Lomax Thesis Defense

    Jeremy (JJ) Lomax defended his thesis titled ""Comparative Analyses of the Feeding Apparatus in Serrasalmidae" on April 11, 2022.  He was joined in person by his thesis advisor Dr. Elizabeth L. Brainerd and about 30 members of his on-campus community and colleagues.  There were also over 87 friends and family whom joined JJ via Zoom. 

  • Training Module- Scientific Writing: Key Concepts

    In this 3-part training module, participants will learn how to effectively communicate the what, why, how, and outcomes of your scientific research.

    Develop skills and strategies for writing a journal article, responding to reviewer comments, and engaging in critical peer reviews.