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GCD Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty. Each of our core missions in research, teaching and service is strengthened by integrating a broad range of perspectives and life experiences. We aim to welcome, support, and advance all members of the GCD community. Towards this end, the GCD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee brings together members of the GCD community to promote educational events and trainings, identifies key DEI issues, and develops tools and best practices to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at the department level.

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  • Committee Members


    • Deanna Koepp (Associate Professor, GCD)
    • Ian MacFarlane (Research Assistant Professor, GCD)



    • Leia Liang (GCD undergraduate student)
    • Lakhshanya Balasubramian (GCD undergraduate student)
    • Randi A. (MCDB&G Graduate student)
    • Callie Gustafson (MCDB&G Graduate student)
    • Kelly Culhane (Postdoctoral Associate)
    • Kit Leffler (Admin Associate-Laboratory [Staff-Civil Service])
    • Bonnie LeRoy (Professor, Director - Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling)
    • Hiroshi Nakato (Professor; Director - Developmental Biology Center)
    • Laurie O'Neill (GCD Human Resources [Staff-Civil Service])
    • Ann Rougvie (Professor, GCD)
    • Sivaraj Shivaramakrishnan (Professor, GCD; Director of Graduate Studies - MCDB&G)
    • Brian Van Ness (Professor, GCD)
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