Black Microbiologists AssociationIncreasing Visibility. Facilitating Connection. Moving Microbiology Forward.
The Black Microbiologists Association (BMA) was created in response to the sustained underrepresentation of Black people in microbiological education, training and research both here in the U.S. and globally. It is part of our mission to push back against the narrative of scarcity that is so often used to explain the lack of Black representation in microbiology and science more broadly.
We aim to accomplish this by providing a platform for connection with Black expertise, voices, and perspectives – The BMA talent network. This searchable directory will serve as a hub for individuals and organizations to connect with trained scientists across all microbiology disciplines, at every stage of their careers, for speaking engagements, collaborations, recruitment, and other opportunities.
Please keep the following in mind:
- The purpose of this network is to facilitate connection.Your communication with individual members is independent of BMA and they engage on their own behalf. If you are seeking to connect with BMA organizational leadership, please contact us.
- We are professionals and deserve to be compensated for our expertise. Black scientists face an existing pay gap across STEM fields and are often asked to do unpaid diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) labor in addition to their existing obligations. Please be transparent about compensation or the lack thereof in your initial contact.
- If you are a Black microbiologist who would like to be added to the network, we’d love to hear from you! Please apply below.