The Diverse Minds seminar series is a campus-wide program that aims to provide a platform for distinguished speakers from a diversity of backgrounds to share their science and personal journey into science with the Caltech Community. These seminars aim to educate, inspire, and initiate purposeful discussion. Caltech recognizes that diverse perspectives and experiences benefit everyone and by intentionally inviting speakers from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds Caltech can continue to cultivate a community that values equity, inclusion, and embraces the power of diversity in STEM.
For additional information and resources on Caltech's diversity, equity and inclusion activities, visit the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity.
- February 11, 2021
We are delighted that Kafui Dzirasa will be speaking on February 11, 2021 at 4:00PM PST. Dr. Dzirasa is an award-winning neuroscientist. He is the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan endowed Associate Professor at Duke University with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurosurgery. His research is focused on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. His talk title is "Mapping the structure of emotions". Dr. Dzirasa is an important advocate for diversity in STEM and for health education in under served communities. The seminar will include an interview and extended Q&A session where Dr. Dzirasa will answer questions about his own experiences and journey into science.