Burgess advises mentors on how best to recognize and address the particular needs of students of color. This includes understanding the importance of culture, identifying opportunities, and providing support for a student who may be the only underrepresented minority in his/her program or lab.
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About the Speaker
As a biologist and a Cherokee, David Burgess recognizes the urgent need to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science. He is a past-president of SACNAS, a member of the ASCB Minority Affairs and Public Policy Committees, a former ASCB Council member and a recipient of the E.E. Just Award from ASCB. Burgess is a Professor at Boston College where his lab studies cytokinesis.
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