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Wistar Diversity Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment with equal opportunities for all to discover, thrive, and contribute to Wistar’s mission of developing breakthrough biomedical discoveries to improve the health of all communities worldwide.

DEI in Action

Diversity in Science Seminar Series

The goal of the Diversity in Science Seminar Series is to highlight the extraordinary work, research and experiences of scientists who advance innovation, inclusion, and diversity in science.

Check out video recordings from previous events.

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi
April 27, 2023

Diversity in Science Seminar Series Featuring Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, is the Associate Dean in the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bottazzi, along with her partner Dr. Peter Hotez, were nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to people around the world.

2022 Series

Women & Science Program Series

The Women & Science Program highlights the transformative contributions female scientists play in basic and clinical research. The program celebrates the contributions made by women scientists in biomedical research.

DEI Resources

Below are guidelines to raise awareness, learning, and supporting the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases.

For more information about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, contact at

WIDE (Wistar Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Council Members

Livio Azzoni, M.D., Ph.D.
Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.
Jason Diaz, Ph.D. Michele A. Schiavoni, APR, iCSR, M.S.
Sandra Deliard, Ph.D. Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.
Mark Drinker, M.S. Gelvina Stevenson, Esq.
Amelia Escolano, Ph.D. Italo Tempera, Ph.D.
Giselle Lopez
Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.

Jo-Ann Mendel, MBAPHR

Luis Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.