UNC Department of Biology’s own Professor Mark Peifer has been featured in Molecular Biology of the Cell’s Voices section. The article, titled “Looking back on a life of unacknowledged privilege and a call to action,” discusses Peifer’s reflections on systemic racism. According to Peifer, “The past year helped further open my eyes and those of many of us to the underlying systemic racism of our nation and our scientific community. That stimulated a process of reflection for me about the role unperceived privilege has played in my life and career, and the responsibilities I feel I have as a result. I wanted to share this, in the hope it will encourage others to take the time for self-reflection.” Congratulations, Mark!
Read the article here.