Values

Research

  • We conduct research with integrity
  • We stay up to date on the latest advancements in our field by reviewing the literature and engaging in group discussion
  • We use our lab mates as collaborators and resources and meet weekly in small groups
  • Equity

  • We will promote community outreach to underrepresented communities in the sciences
  • We commit to making an effort to incorporate work from URM scholars in our discussions and publications
  • We will make an effort to personalize the training and mentoring of students to maximize the chance of success
  • Diversity

  • We value diverse opinions and ideas and celebrate the distinct voices that make us whole.
  • We hold monthly meetings to discuss topics on diversity that help us learn from each other. All are welcome!
  • Inclusion

  • All are welcome in this lab; we celebrate each member’s authentic self!
  • Mentoring and listening to be appreciative of members’ backgrounds
  • Educating about and holding ourselves accountable for microaggressions
  • Teaching and Mentoring

  • We understand that group members come from different scientific trainings and cultural backgrounds; incoming students are given ample training to ensure their success in graduate school.
  • We value the inclusion of undergraduate researchers in projects; they have a mentor throughout their time in the lab to guide them.
  • Our mentoring styles are tailored to individual needs.
  • Teaching occurs every day, including during presentations at group meeting and subgroups.
  • Safety

  • Scientific progress doesn’t need to come at the cost of safety; a clean and organized lab with well-maintained instruments facilitates safe practices
  • Taking care of one another means watching out for hazards and communicating concerns
  • We hold monthly discussions to keep members up to date on procedures and practices