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lab culture

Our lab culture is to always be professional towards each other, other labs, and our broader community.

(the lab does not tolerate discrimination

of any kind)

long version

Our lab strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and professional environment where science of the highest caliber can be done. 


Members of the Lab are not judged on their race, religious beliefs (or lack of religious beliefs), ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination by any lab members towards each other is not tolerated.


Lab members are expected to understand their own role in creating a more equitable scientific community by 

-educating ourselves on where our science interacts with social issues

-supporting and retaining colleagues of diverse backgrounds and identities

-promoting anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practices in our neuroscience community and at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University campuses are located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations.  As a land grant institution, we acknowledge and honor the traditional caretakers of these lands and strive to understand and model their responsible stewardship. We also acknowledge the longer history of these lands and our place in that history. More information here:

penn state
land acknowledgement

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