mSphere of Influence: Hiring of underrepresented minority assistant professors in medical school basic science departments has a long way to go

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Michael D. L. Johnson is a molecular microbiologist observing the role of metals in bacterial biology. In this mSphere of Influence article, he discusses the impact that the paper "Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US" by Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr., Jacob Basson, Imam M. Xierali, and David A. Broniatowski (eLife 5:e21393, 2016, had on him regarding hiring underrepresented minorities at research-intensive institutions and what he considers to be the next steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00599-19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Assistant
  • Diversity
  • Faculty
  • Fellow
  • Minority
  • Pipeline
  • Pool
  • Postdoctoral
  • Professor
  • Research intensive
  • Underrepresented

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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