The Peyton Lab is committed to welcoming scientists from all backgrounds, groups, and identities, including gender, race, ethnicity, abilities, and orientation. The best science comes from diverse groups!

Our activities:

*We attend the NOBCChE and SACNAS conferences each fall to present our lab's work and recruit new students.

*Shelly is chair of the Chemical Engineering DEI committee.

*Shelly is chair of the BTP DEI committee.

*Roughly once per month, the lab uses group meeting to talk about issues related to DEI both in and outside of science. These topics and days/times are posted internally. Let us know if you'd like to join!

*Shelly is co-PI of the UMass NIH PREP program, which is an excellent mechanism to recruit the next generation of top scientists into the biomedical field. Please email Shelly if you are or know a great student for this program! Applications are typically due on April 15th.

Looking for other resources on diversity, inclusion and equity? Check out:

The Equal Justice Initiative

This project on native lands

More resources (thanks to Dr. Bartlett at UMass for sharing)

UMass is building a community of dignity and respect

Talking about racism
UMass Angel Fund
Scientists think that because they can be objective in one realm, they are objective in all realms.
To reduce biases, acknowledge them