At Princeton University and the Lewis-Sigler Institute, we believe that the highest levels of research, scholarship, and teaching are obtained only through the combined participation of people with a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences; see the Lewis-Sigler Institute community values statement. For this reason, the University welcomes under-represented and socio-economically disadvantaged students and faculty and provides an environment that embraces all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and physical abilities. In 2007 President Shirley Tilghman provided her enthusiastic support for the creation of the Programs of Diversity and Graduate Recruitment. The Program is supported by a collaboration between the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. The goal of the program is to increase diversity among the graduate student population in the life sciences. Through outreach, recruitment, and mentoring, we aim to ensure the success and maximize the potential of all of our students, regardless of background. The Program for Diversity and Graduate Recruitment is comprised of a dedicated team of faculty and staff members with decades of experience as scientists and mentors.

About Aimee Farria

Originally from New Orleans, LA, Aimee Farria graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, earning a BS in Molecular Toxicology. She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Texas MD Anderson Center/UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the lab of Sharon Dent where she studied the role of the lysine acetyltransferase GCN5 in the formation and progression of B-cell lymphoma. Following her Ph.D., Farria was a postdoc in the lab of Kathryn Wellen at the University of Pennsylvania, studying the interface of acetyl-coA metabolism and epigenetic regulation. As a fellow in the NIH/IRACDA PennPORT program, Farria has taught classes at Delaware Community College and Lincoln University. Throughout her education and work experience, leadership and mentorship in Diversity and Inclusion have been persistent priorities.

Aimee Farria
Assistant Director
Diversity and Inclusion, Molecular Biology and Lewis-Siger Institute
[email protected]
Lewis Thomas Lab 337