Surviving as an underrepresented minority scientist in a majority environment.
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I believe the evidence will show that the science we conduct and discoveries we make are influenced by our cultural experience, whether they be positive, negative, or neutral. I grew up as a person of color in the United States of America, faced with challenges that many had as members of an underrepresented minority group. I write here about some of the lessons I have learned that have allowed me to survive as an underrepresented minority -scientist in a majority environment.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1091/mbc.E15-06-0451
Publication InfoJarvis, Erich David (2015). Surviving as an underrepresented minority scientist in a majority environment. Mol Biol Cell, 26(21). pp. 3692-3696. 10.1091/mbc.E15-06-0451. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11114.
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Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Neurobiology
Dr. Jarvis' laboratory studies the neurobiology of vocal communication. Emphasis is placed on the molecular pathways involved in the perception and production of learned vocalizations. They use an integrative approach that combines behavioral, anatomical, electrophysiological and molecular biological techniques. The main animal model used is songbirds, one of the few vertebrate groups that evolved the ability to learn vocalizations. The generality of the discoveries is tested in other vocal