Diversity Statement

We hope to create a welcoming and inclusive community that values and celebrates diversity, including but not limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability, religion, marital or parental status, socioeconomic status, etc.  We recognize that scientific research is strengthened by a diverse workforce that brings different backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and insights to the table to enhance productivity and innovation.  We will continue to strive to maintain an inclusive, respectful, professional, safe, and open environment in our lab where everyone feels valued and respected. While we value intellectual curiosity, rigorous scientific discussions, and asking hard questions about our data, we do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or any other types of physical or emotional harm. We work everyday to maintain a "non-toxic" lab environment.