“In the Bahnson Research Group, we are committed to provide the tools and empower every lab member to pursue their interests and develop their potential. We are intentional in welcoming different people, intentional in celebrating diversity, and intentional in creating an environment where we can all thrive. We are a group of very different individuals, with different personal experiences that shape who we are. I believe that all those differences are important contributors to the lab and the science we make. I celebrate all the different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds that make us the vibrant and dynamic research group that we are. Do not ever take off your identities to put on a lab coat as I value all of who you are (not just the pretty graphs and iages you show me!). Our lab is not blind to any of your identities but affirming of them.” – Edward Moreira Bahnson.