Lab Philosophy

Motivation: We are hard-working, dedicated individuals who are excited to engage in the scientific process. Scientific discovery, technical precision, and research progress require dedication. Persistence to complete a full experiment, project, or paper are key for our individual and collective success.

Critical thinking: We approach scientific questions with critical thought, read the literature, ask for different perspectives, and form new hypotheses. We design rigorous experiments, thoughtfully analyze our data, and update our hypotheses based on gathered information. We stay informed of new discoveries by reading recent publications, attending scientific meetings, and speaking with colleagues, which all inform our research directions.

Respect: We are respectful of one another, common spaces, and shared resources. We are mindful of how we speak to each other in daily interactions and in moments of conflict. We offer respectful scientific critique and feedback. We are each individually responsible to clean up after ourselves. We are mindful of resource use and work to reduce waste, save energy, and utilize sustainable products.

Inclusion: Diversity enriches us as a team and expands our capacity for scientific innovation. There is no place for discriminatory language or actions in our lab. We actively work to overturn systemic discrimination based on race, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious practice, disability status, or any other observed or unseen individual characteristic. We are committed to the lifelong journey of allyship and in learning how to enable a more inclusive lab environment.

Collaboration: We achieve more together than we can alone. We are thrilled to be an interdisciplinary group that come from different personal and scientific backgrounds who work to discover in new spaces. We appreciate the valuable opportunities to learn from and work together with other scientific groups. Our scientific collaborations span the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, ASU, the wider Phoenix clinical and research communities, as well as long-distance collaborators across the country and globe.