The PI, Dr. Sarder, is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, which is an institution that fosters diversity. In his current and past roles, Dr. Sarder has had the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of colleagues, faculty, and staff of various ethnic origins, languages, religions, races, and sexual orientations. The Computational Microscopy Imaging Lab (CMIL) actively engages with a diverse group of people, and recognizes that such interactions enhance the worldliness of the team as well as its success by welcoming different views and insights from various perspectives. As a true believer in the importance of diversity, Dr. Sarder encourages diversity within the CMIL and in the classroom. By engaging himself in efforts to promote diversity, Dr. Sarder aims to encourage his students, fellow research scholars, and staff to contribute towards enhancing diversity both within and outside of the classroom and lab settings.
Dr. Sarder’s past works
Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2015-2022)
Served as liaison for the department to the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement, assisted in developing strategies to promote the value of diversity and inclusion, provided support for search committees in applying best practices for attracting and developing an excellent and diverse faculty, and participated in outreach programs.