Diversity and Equity

Our lab welcomes participants—students, postdocs, visiting scholars, and others—regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. We actively work to increase equity and inclusion in our lab and in science more generally, because we believe that diverse viewpoints and life experiences are critical for solving tough problems for science and for society. This is one of our lab’s key goals. We extend this view to many groups who have been under-represented in the sciences, including but not limited to veterans and participants from low-income backgrounds.

Lab Philosophy

We believe in doing great science, and in enjoying the process. Our lab values work-life balance, a sense of humor and fun, intellectual and scientific rigor, a lack of hierarchy, and open lines of communication. To us, development of human potential and looking out for each other are a key part of what we do. This is particularly important given the often strongly critical culture of science in our society, in which failure and rejection are common. Together, we have developed a lab culture that values working together to enjoy the process of science, even when things do not turn out as we had expected.

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