Group Mission and Values

Science is a creative endeavor that benefits from the broadest possible range of viewpoints. The Furst Lab welcomes scientists from all backgrounds, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities, and we are committed to providing the resources needed for all students to find success and fulfillment. 

Diversity – The Furst lab is committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our pursuit of scientific discovery. These values are reflected not only within the composition of our members, but also by the breadth of the innovative research we undertake. We value and encourage collaboration, open communication, and trust. We welcome diversity and respect differences of opinions. It is these principles of diversity and inclusion that allow us to discover new ways of thinking and acting that lead to innovation and scientific success.

Mission – We exist to cultivate scientific leaders who confront important global challenges through scientific discovery by challenging the status quo.

Professional development – We are committed to growing both as scientists and as leaders. Effective leadership starts with self-leadership, including things such as managing your motivation, using your time productively, and setting and tracking goals.