Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ)
We recognize and affirm the humanity and dignity of people from all walks of life and are committed to combating inequity and exclusion in the sciences, academia, and society at large. Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for faculty, trainees, and staff enriches our laboratory by promoting creative teamwork that will help us develop innovative solutions to critical biomedical problems and enhance our mission to train the next generation of scientists. We seek to create and sustain a laboratory culture that is evidently inclusive, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, or socioeconomic background. We welcome, support, value, and cherish the diversity of all our lab members and will continuously challenge ourselves and others to re-examine and re-evaluate attitudes and practices to cultivate a better environment for everyone.