The mentorship philosophy in the laboratory stems from the idea that all members of the laboratory have individual and unique talents to bring to the pursuit of scientific problems. As a result, each member of the group benefits from support and training tailored to their own needs and aspirations toward their own long term personal goals. Because each group member enters with a diverse background of experience and training we work to identify strategies for intellectual, practical, and professional development that help build new skills toward independence. Our group is highly collaborative and we depend on close interaction between all members of the group to build a strongly supportive, interactive, and vibrant training environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our laboratory values and supports individuals from diverse racial, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds and the perspectives and contributions that diversity brings. We hold dear the idea that all members of our group, regardless of background, can and should make important contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our laboratory, department, school, and University. We believe that our scientific efforts benefit, and are more impactful, when they come from a diverse group of scientists working toward shared goals.