The Chemical Biology Program is firmly committed to increasing diversity amongst our graduate students. We are proud to provide an atmosphere that is nurturing and supportive of all students. You can download Perspectives (PDF), a brochure for minority students considering GSAS programs at Harvard.

Summer Research Internships

There are several great paid summer research programs for undergraduate students at Harvard. A complete list can be found here. Many of our Chemical Biology faculty participate in the following program.

The SHURP Program of the Division of Medical Sciences

Off-Campus Recruiting

Meet with Chemical Biology faculty and administrators at events such as research talks on your home campus and national conferences and scientific meetings. In addition, representatives from the Chemical Biology Program attend the following two conferences every year.

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Resources for Current Students

Dr. Sheila Thomas, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Minority Affairs
Stephanie Parsons, GSAS minority recruitment and student programming officer, 617-495-5315

Minority Biomedical Students at Harvard (MBSH)
Minority Biomedical Students at Harvard is a student organization of the Division of Medical Sciences, the Graduate School’s interfaculty PhD program with Harvard Medical School. The mission of MBSH is to create a sense of community amongst the minority graduate and postdoctoral scholars working in the biomedical sciences. It publishes a weekly newsletter that includes links to numerous events of interest, including research seminars, seminars for professional development, job postings, and updates on accomplishments of MBSH members.

W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society is an organization of GSAS students and others devoted to addressing minority issues. The aims of the society are twofold: to be a forum where students can meet to discuss concerns of race and ethnicity, and to provide a social, intellectual, and political institution for minority student activities. In addition, the society wishes to serve as a liaison to welcome new and visiting minority scholars to the Harvard community.

Harvard Native American Program brings together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

Harvard SACNAS Chapter Student Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health