Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Michigan is truly an outstanding place to live, learn, and grow as a scientist. We are a community that values diversity and our student organizations play an important role in striving to ensure that Michigan continues to maintain a diverse environment. PIBS students come from all over the world, bringing with them a set of talents, achievements, and perspectives that help nurture a supportive and open academic space.


Filipe Cerqueira

First-year PhD student, Microbiology and Immunology
Hometown: Amarillo, TX / Salvador, Bahia Brazil

“Always follow your dreams, even if the only person that believes you can achieve them is yourself.”

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Reginald Beasley

Admissions and Diversity Coordinator


If you have any questions, or ideas for a DEI event you’d like to see, contact Reggie at

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