Recent Departmental Organizing Efforts (2022 & 2023)

● The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) won a raise up to $35,000 in Fall 2023 after writing a letter to their program administration signed by the majority of the department

○ This stipend increase applied across MDTP and Genetics!

● The Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP) $1000 stipend increase for fiscal years ‘22 and ‘23 from a 90% survey response

● CMB won a $500 stipend increase & established an emergency fund for students as well as increased representation on the committee deciding future stipends through an organized petition

● MDTP established a gift fund for students to cover international student fees

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