Diversity at the Division of Biological Sciences



Message from the Director of Mentorship and Diversity


Gentry Patrick, Director of Mentorship and Diversity

Gentry Patrick, Director of Mentorship and Diversity

In Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s Strategic Plan for UC San Diego, Diversity is listed as a top priority. The Plan cites as a goal;

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive university community that encourages respectful open dialogue, and challenges itself to take bold actions that will ensure learning is accessible and affordable for all.

In alignment with Chancellor Khosla and his vision for UC San Diego, the Division of Biological Sciences considers Diversity as paramount to our success. It is a culture that creates a foundation of respect and provides for vision and innovation within our Division. We believe that diversity and academic excellence are not divergent, but rather greatly depend on each other...

Continue reading Dr. Patrick's vision and goals for diversity in the division.



Impact

students in XULA-UCSD program posing for photo in front of king triton fountain

Student Experiences in the UCSD-Xavier Program

The goal of the UCSD-Xavier program is to provide summer research experiences and graduate prep for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree (MS or PhD). We immerse students in scientific training and offer them a taste of life as a graduate student.