Much like a healthy gut microbiome, it is our view that a diverse group of scientists is needed to build a healthy research group. Our goal is to build a multidisciplinary research group comprised of individuals with a variety of backgrounds, life experiences, skills and ways of thinking. My goal as a mentor is to encourage creativity and independent thought while creating a team environment with unique training opportunities. This page will be updated with more information about the culture of our lab group so prospective trainees can understand how we operate.