Our Values

Diversity and Inclusion

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Lab members should recognize and appreciate the diversity of scientific and personal backgrounds of other lab members. Lab members are expected to have patience and understanding for different cultures and backgrounds and have an attitude of forgiveness towards misunderstandings or conflict. Diversity makes our lab stronger. In this lab, everyone has something to contribute and something to learn.

In cases of lab-sponsored and/or lab-centric social events, it is expected that the invitation is extended to all lab members.

Lab Policy on Discrimination
Lab members are expected to act respectfully towards others at all times. Lab members shall not discriminate or use any behavior or language that might be considered discriminatory against anyone for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination on the basis of sex, color, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age. Lab members are expected to follow the discrimination policy outlined by the University of Akron (https://www.uakron.edu/ogc/legal-policies-and-procedures/nondiscrimination-policy.dot). Our lab believes that kindness matters and lab members are expected to act accordingly.