Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us for the Minority Science Programs (MSP) Annual Symposium, which will take place Monday September 20, 2021 through Wednesday September 22, 2021 over Zoom. The Symposium is hosted by the MSP Program Leaders, Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo and Dr. Marlene de la Cruz.

The MSP’s mission is to increase the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups in biomedical research careers. The MSP’s long-term vision is to diversify the biomedical research workforce by providing comprehensive training to mentor and prepare students from underrepresented groups to become independent scientific investigators and faculty role models and mentors to the next generation of scientists. MSP programs are supported by federal training grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Biological Sciences Office of the Dean. In the last ten years, MSP has supported over 300 undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research. MSP students all go through laboratory skills training, and then engage in mentored research. They are also trained in scientific communication and present their work at the annual symposium as well as national conferences.

More than 60 students will present their independent research projects at the MSP symposium. Please join us to learn about their work and celebrate their accomplishments. The full program is attached to this message.

MSP Annual Research Symposium

September 20-22, 2021

Meeting ID: 925 3360 9859
All are welcome!


Michael A. Yassa, PhD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences