Scientist Spotlight


“It was then that I made my vow that I would forever fight to keep hope alive because there is always a way out.”

Percy Lavon Julian


“I never truly thought of being the first or second someone . . . If you want to do something, what does it matter where you are ranked?”

Kalpana Chawla

“I’ve found that having role models and mentors who I resonate with is so important – a lot of people have so many questions and . . .  may not have someone who can relate enough to even answer in the first place.”

Rana el Kaliouby


“Visibility is important for mental health, for standing up to injustices, and for mentoring current colleagues and future scientists.”

Lauren Esposito


Hrishikesh Tupkar Lab DEI Representative
Elvis Umaña Lab DEI Representative