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  • Showcase the presence and accomplishments of Black microbiologists from around the globe.
  • Connect Black microbiologists with one another and foster a sense of community among them.
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of racial disparities in microbiology and its sub-disciplines, and engage with the community at large to increase general microbiology knowledge.
  • Amplify Black scientists in all fields, acknowledge the contributions to their disciplines and support the collective work of pursuing equity in academe, industry, government, and beyond.


#BlackinMicro Week is scheduled for Sept. 28th – Oct 4th, 2020. It is a vibrant celebration of Black microbiologists, with talks and panels featuring microbiologists across career stages and subdisciplines. Including, Dr. Beronda Montgomery; Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett; Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson and more!