CMIIM List of Minority Microbiologists

The Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM) List of Minority Microbiologists (CLMM) was developed as a by-product of profiles that were first published in The Minority Microbiology Mentor newsletter, which was established in 2006 and as a result of the often-asked question, "Where are the minority microbiologists?" 

On multiple occasions a list of this nature has been requested by authorities representing the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, numerous journal editors, and other organizations who also seek to increase the diversity of reviewers, speakers, panelists, applicants, and editors.

This monthly e-newsletter has provided a central means of distributing pertinent information to underrepresented minorities and others in the field of microbiology. Some examples include career advice, networking tips, relevant news articles, unique funding and career opportunities, microbiological issues affecting minorities (e.g., HIV), minority issues affecting microbiologists (e.g., minority recruitment and retention), and scientific articles published by minorities or by minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

The aim of the CLMM is to spotlight minority microbiologists in a central and publicly accessible manner.  This represents an initial effort to develop an inclusive listing as possible, and the CLMM is by no means exhaustive.  It must therefore be noted that the CLMM only represents a subsample of the minority microbiologists of the past, present and future.  The information herein has either been verified by the respective microbiologist or obtained from the internet.  It is hoped that the CLMM will continue to grow in the future as the population of minority microbiologists grows.  The CMIIM invites submissions of additional minority microbiologists (complete bios and C.V.s must accompany all submissions).  Please send these submissions to