The Molecular Biophysics Training Program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Fostering Diversity in Graduate Training

The Molecular Biophysics Training Program is committed to enhancing diversity in science by creating an inclusive environment for all minority students. Our faculty recognize the need to recruit and support significant numbers of talented people of color for graduate training in the sciences, to ensure a growing diversity of highly qualified individuals in an increasingly professional and technological society.

The faculty of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program are actively involved in recruiting students from diverse backgrounds, through participation in workshops, recruiting visits and involvement in national student conferences, including the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) (, the annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) (, and the annual conference of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program ( .

For the biological sciences at the University of Illinois, interested students can contact OURS (Organization for Under-Represented Scientists) on campus, at or, or call Paul Rodriguez-Waitkus at (217)-333-3556.