Values + Mission

Values and Mission Statement

Our mission is to make meaningful contributions to science while fostering an inclusive laboratory culture that values both individual growth and effective teamwork. We believe that making scientific discoveries requires the audacity to question existing knowledge and the confidence to explore the unknown. “Success” for us means empowering each lab member to discover. We welcome, respect, and advocate for members across the spectra of race, gender, and socioeconomic class. We embrace cultural differences and recognize that a diversity of perspectives makes for a stronger, more creative team.

Community Engagement

We are committed to resolving structural barriers to success of underrepresented individuals in science. We value and support groups in the UCSF community and beyond that align with that mission. We recognize that the culture within science is a reflection of our larger society and we support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Groups we participate in and support at UCSF include: UCSF Scientists for Diversity (S4D) and the Black Student Health Alliance, which both foster the professional development of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in scientific research; the UCSF Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP), which encourages students from all backgrounds to consider scientific careers through education outreach; and the UCSF Graduate & Postdoctoral Queer Alliance (GPQA), which advocates for the LGBTQIA community at UCSF.