Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is made up of students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who work in many disciplines throughout our community. We are united by our membership in this department and strive to ensure that all our members feel safe, respected, and valued. We welcome all who are committed to this mission, independent of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, or religion. This spirit of acceptance extends to our workplaces, classrooms, and laboratories, and we encourage open and honest communication to foster mentorship and to further improve this department and the UMass community as a whole.