No long-term success is possible when brilliant minds are excluded on the basis of their diversity. Our diversity is our strength and it enriches us.
The lab is founded by Bogdan and Elisabetta, an immigrant couple in the United States of America. We previously lived in Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. We are also first-generation scholars as the first members of our families to pursue a high education degree. Having faced linguistic and cultural challenges ourselves we make every effort to promote inclusion of different perspectives within the scientific community as well outside academia. This includes encouraging constructive discussions and offering different point of views. In this respect throughout our training years we learned that an open mind is a prerequisite not only for societal integration and inclusion, but also for the scientific thinking that is needed to move science forward. To this end we strive to create a platform free from racism and exclusion, and instead based on inclusiveness and freedom of expression, in which every laboratory member will be treated equally, irrespective of religious believes, skin color, or gender identity.