In light of recent events, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the pain felt by Black communities due to the murder of Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery. They are but the latest victims in a long line of stolen Black lives.
We have taken time to reflect on what we as a lab can do to help fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination in all its forms. We are committed to using our resources and our privilege to lift those who are ignored, demeaned, and mistreated by a society that fails to appropriately value and treasure the lives of its minorities.
Additionally, we would like to invite any individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to reach out to us if interested in a research position, whether that be as a research assistant, graduate student, or postdoc. We are an interdisciplinary group and that puts us in the habit of helping each other, since all of us come with gaps in certain areas by definition. Our commitment to you is to foster an inclusive environment and provide each person with the resources and support they need to thrive as a scientist and human being.