IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Action ) Team

The IDEA Team is a group of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from the Department of Cell Biology. We recognize the need to work continually to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment within our department, and it is our mission to develop and implement initiates that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at our own institution and in science more broadly. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to join us, please reach out at

Our initiatives:

  • Annual cultural competency training
  • Rising Stars Symposium

Current IDEA Team Members



Raj Loganathan, PhD 

Dhiman Pal, PhD

Tatsat Banerjee 

Ji Hoon Kim, PhD  

Abhi Deb Roy, PhD 

James McCaan PhD

Alexis Tomaszewski

Blake Johnson 

Helen Wu

Jennifer Nguyen 

Molly Gordon 

Erika Matunis, PhD  

Jian Liu, PhD 

Shigeki Watanabe, PhD

Kathy Wilson, PhD

Kiara Parker  

Eloise Grasset, PhD

Rosela Golloshi, PhD

Nelson Yeung