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Our Philosophy

We believe that science is for everyone, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and age. We also recognize that outstanding science can only be accomplished through inclusive excellence. As such, we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

Individualized mentorship

As a principal investigator, one of my most important and rewarding responsibilities is to mentor the next generation of scientists. As a mentor, I aim to foster curiosity, rigorous scientific approaches, critical thinking in experimental design and data interpretation, and perhaps most importantly a sense of belonging in academic research. I recognize that all trainees have unique backgrounds, experiences, and challenges. I am therefore committed to providing individualized training for all members in order to guide them towards achieving their own personal and professional goals.

Space to learn and develop

I recognize that trainees join the lab to learn and grow, and everyone comes in with their own individual strengths. It is my goal to help each trainee recognize and harness their unique strengths while identifying and actively working on areas of growth. I strive to cultivate an environment where it is okay to make mistakes and to learn from them. We are all discovering and learning - together.

Celebrating each other

Science is difficult. At times, it can feel like moments of success are few and far between. We make it a point to celebrate all accomplishments, no matter how big or how small. We are a team and lift each other up during the highs so that we can better support each other during the lows.

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