The Gould Lab firmly believes in the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and in society at large. All lab members are committed to foster an open environment, standing against any forms of racism, inequality, and prejudice.
“A more representative workforce is more likely to pursue questions and problems that go beyond the narrow slice of humanity that much of science (biomedical science in particular) is currently set up to serve. Widening the focus is essential if publicly funded research is to protect and preserve its mandate to work to improve society.”
-Nature 558, 5 (2018)
Why diversity is important in science:
"Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Diversity in Neuoscience" by Society for Neuroscience
"Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America