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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are committed to supporting the MSD Community in the workplace by creating a welcoming environment where everyone is valued and respected.


  • Tools - Provide tools, such as DEI Minutes, to promote DEI discussion and awareness
  • Engagement - Implement active measures to promote increased diversity in MSD through engagement with PI’s, postdocs, graduate student researchers and staff
  • Outreach - Work to expand the STEM pipeline through partnership with UCB organizations to provide mentorship and research opportunities
  • Assessment - Use surveys and statistics to recommend policies and strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in MSD and at the Lab

The Executive Committee achieves these objectives through the following activities:

  • Organizing Quarterly Meetings with MSD Lab Representatives to foster conversations around DEI and to raise awareness of DEI tools and activities
    • Examples of recent meeting topics: Influencing, Microagressions, Upstanding, Difficult Conversations
  • Holding monthly meetings to discuss DEI topics related to the Division and Lab and to formulate recommended actions to MSD regarding policies and activities
  • Coordinating with Lab and other Division DEI Committees to communicate Best Practices and to share tools and resources


Teresa Calarco, Chair [email protected]
Ewa Blair [email protected]
Stephanie Didas [email protected]
Sinead Griffin [email protected]
Paul Johnson [email protected]
Ryan Miyakawa [email protected]
Archana Raja [email protected]
Anthony Salazar anthonysalazar
Mark Asta* [email protected]
Peter Fischer* [email protected]

* Ad hoc LBNL DEI Committee Member

Interested in Attending Our Quarterly Meetings?

Contact Teresa Calarco: [email protected] or Steph Didas: [email protected] for more information.

Interested in Joining MSD's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee?

Contact Teresa Calarco at [email protected] for more information