The more diversity we have in our Lab, the more unique perspectives and bright ideas we share. Here at the Graybiel Lab, we are driven by the value of excellence. Excellence means we strive to create a lab environment that is not only equitable to all our members, but also encourages diversity in our shared pursuit of scientific knowledge. We respect and support all of our members, regardless of their race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical abilities, age, or sexual orientation. We embrace Lab members from underrepresented groups as an intrinsic part of making our vision of excellence in scientific research a reality.
Outside of the Lab, we try to cultivate not only equality in the sciences, but equity for all peoples. Many of the richest human experiences, the greatest ideas, and the most profound discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and cultures. As a lab, we acknowledge all the contributions to science from people of all walks of life, and in particular all of the people who historically have not been acknowledged for their contributions by the greater scientific community.
Each of us contributes to inclusion—we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways in which we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, our inclusive culture inspires us to try new things, to speak openly, and to be bold. It brings us together in ways that help empower all of us to connect, belong, and grow.