Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Microbial Sciences—the Texas Perspective

Alfredo G. Torres, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Floyd L. Wormley

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The way that diversity, equity, and inclusion impact scientific careers varies for everyone, but it is evident that institutions providing an environment where being different or having differences creates a sense of being welcomed, supported, and valued are beneficial to the scientific community at large. In this commentary, three short stories from Texas-based microbiologists are used to depict (i) the importance of bringing the guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their professional roles, (ii) the need to apply and translate those principles to support and enable successful scientific careers among peers and trainees, and (iii) the impact of effective science communication to increase the understanding of microbial environments among the community at large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere02620-21
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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