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In the Ackerman lab, we believe that science is for everyone.

We are committed to a research environment where all individuals experience a true sense of belonging, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, age, religion, or any other identity. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, xenophobia, or prejudice of any kind within our lab, and we stand against oppressive practices that inhibit equity and inclusivity within the broader community. We are a safe space for any individual with a passion for science and a willingness to learn.

What you can expect with Sarah

Sarah’s goal as a mentor is to serve as a guide and advocate that enables each trainee to achieve their individual goals, and to challenge each mentee to expand their own vision of success. In the Ackerman lab, you can expect:

Respect & Compassion
Individualized Training Plans
Hands-on training in science writing and communication
Open lines of communication
Networking with additional mentors

What we expect from you

The Ackerman lab welcomes individuals from all walks of life. If you’re curious about how glia impact nervous system development and disease, all we expect from you is:

Respect & Compassion
Careful & Considerate Work
Passion & Curiosity
Open lines of communication

Academia (and life) can sometimes be stressful.

If you are struggling, please reach out to me or take advantage of the following resources:

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