Our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in science
Academia has systematically excluded Black and indigenous people of color. Additionally, the fields of systems and computational neuroscience in particular exclude women. As a lab we are committed to making neuroscience a more open and inclusive field.
All lab members are encouraged to spend a portion of their work hours on mentoring, outreach, and education, including participating in the lab's reading group on these topics. Our lab action plan includes: improving support for junior scientists from under-represented groups; working to improve departmental hiring policies; and improving representation in our journal club, in citations in our papers, and in seminar series we attend.
We recently participated in a faculty search for our department, and a detailed review of the practices that we employed to reduce biases and enhance diversity can be found here.