Translational Virology Core Inclusivity and Diversity,

and Land Acknowledgement Statements





Enjoyable, high-quality research can only be conducted when you feel safe, secure, and supported. The TV Core team is thus dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and/or religion. We do not tolerate harassment by and/or of members of our team in any form, and we ask all members of the community to conform to the following Code of Conduct:

  • All communication, be it online or in person, should be appropriate for a professional audience, and be considerate of people from different cultural backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any time.
  • Be kind to others and do not insult or put down other group members.
  • Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
  • Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussions, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
  • Contribute to discussions in meetings with a constructive, positive approach
  • Be mindful of talking over others when discussing in groups and be willing to hear out the ideas of others.

In addition to making group members feel safe and secure, diversity and inclusivity has numerous benefits to us all. Put simply, the greater the mix of people in our group, the greater the mix of skills, experiences, perspectives, and ideas we can collectively draw on. But the benefits of diversity and equality cannot be fully achieved without creating an inclusive environment.

The TV Core leadership will discuss the Code of Conduct with staff who violate these rules. If inappropriate behavior persists after this initial discussion, formal processes, in line with UCSD’s work practice policies, will commence (Principles of Community; Office of the Ombuds). 



The UC San Diego community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located.

The university was built on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego Community.

We acknowledge their tremendous contributions to our region and thank them for their stewardship.

At a Glance