Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity has been one of the core strengths of the Tsai Lab. We believe that people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives not only enrich our community but also bring fresh ideas and approaches to our work that accelerate scientific innovation and discoveries. 

We will continue to strive to promote an inclusive lab culture that recognizes and respects all members regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, orientation, age, or belief. In our efforts to broaden inclusivity, we will work hard to maximize equal access, opportunities, and resources to members from groups that have traditionally been excluded or marginalized.

We further recognize that people of color, and in particular scientists from underrepresented groups including African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics, face structural and systemic racism both within and outside of academic settings, that can create formidable barriers to their success. Our lab is committed to being a strong ally to members of our community facing these challenges, to educating ourselves and lowering barriers to maximize the chance of success for everyone.

As part of our commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all current and prospective lab members, we also recognize the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ scientists, those with disabilities, and other groups that have been historically marginalized in STEM. 

Work/life balance is likewise important to us, and we recognize and support the special needs of those with young children or those in a caregiver role. It is our firm belief that a diverse and inclusive lab culture that values equity for all is not only the best environment for our members and the larger community, but also the best environment for scientific innovation and discovery.

BCS and Picower Diversity + Equity + Inclusion Statement