Diversity statement

At the Pyle lab, we take diversity, equality, and inclusion seriously. We strongly believe that science is for everyone and that a great laboratory does not discriminate based on socioeconomic status, gender or the origin of one’s passport. We take immense pride in having a multi-cultural work environment with members from diverse backgrounds and experiences. As of October 2022, 66% of the current Pyle lab members were born outside of the United States and 66% of the current Pyle lab members are women. We are biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists. A diverse workplace environment is an incubator for innovative ideas.

We strongly encourage and welcome candidates from all groups and backgrounds to join our lab. At the Pyle lab, we strive to cultivate a friendly space where all members feel safe to voice their thoughts and opinions, seek help when needed and discuss science, experiments, and life beyond the bench. As a lab, we want all members to have a feeling of belonging and we strive to provide an environment where everyone can excel and achieve their goals. In addition to advancing scientific knowledge, we develop our communication skills and networking abilities within the greater scientific community.

As part of the Yale community, the Pyle lab strictly adheres to Yale University policy against discrimination and harassment. In addition, Yale University Resource Office on Disabilities (ROD) will help individuals with disabilities to remove all the barriers to their full participation in university life. Pyle lab staff members also routinely attend workshops offered by Yale University Training and Management System on 1) harassment free workplace and 2) preventing and responding to sexual misconduct. Outside of the lab, several of our lab members participate in science outreach and diversity events including the WiSTEM initiative.

We acknowledge the institutional discrimination that exists in STEM fields, and we will continue our efforts to tackle the problem by inspiring and providing support to individuals from all backgrounds. If you have any questions about applying to the Pyle lab for an undergraduate project, a PhD rotation or a post-doc fellowship, do not hesitate to reach out to us