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We envision our lab as a space for both positive, safe community and cutting-edge science.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and mutually supportive community for all of our students, group members and collaborators. Although identity does not exist on a finite set of axes, below we specifically affirm some of the identities we celebrate and beliefs we hold. We commit to review these values as a group every year at our lab retreat and to discuss areas for improvement to better reflect our values in our lab environment.


All genders, sexes, and sexual orientations

All races, ethnicities, and global origins

All socioeconomic backgrounds

All abilities

Collaboration and teamwork over competition

Kindness and compassion

Open science

Scientific and intellectual integrity



MIT Vice Chancellor values statement

MIT BE Department values statement

MIT Multicultural and Diversity Related Resources

Want a better understanding of how human diversity impacts research?

Check out: &

Want information on race relations and racism’s presence and impact in schools?

We recommend the book: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum (2017 edition).

Experiencing discrimination and seeking support?

There are many resources available for both students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Learn more: