SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

Alberto Roca, PhD is Executive Director of DiverseScholar who promote the recruitment, mentoring, and success of diverse doctorates. His tech diversity initiative, EquitableTech, is examining equity in open source software communities. Dr. Roca’s training is in biochemistry; and, his current research is in bioinformatics. He developed a novel visualization technique (ProfileGrid.org) for the structure-function analysis of large protein families. While a postdoc, he created the web portal MinorityPostdoc.org, founded the Postdoc Committee of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and co-founded the Diversity Committee of the National Postdoctoral Association.