Mission & Values
We are focused on working as a team to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of the brain.
On this path, we address challenging and complex ideas, by performing rigorous experiments and analyses.
In the process, we strive to train and mentor the next generation of neuroscientists, who will amplify our research impact and ideals.
We place emphasis on communicating our results with the scientific community and the society at large.
Our team values
In our team, we celebrate and nurture the spirit of unsatiated curiosity about the physical world, which is the driving force behind our scientific exploration. We encourage our team members to embrace their inherent desire to understand the unknown and we foster an environment that encourages questioning, seeking unconventional solutions, challenging the status quo, and pushing boundaries. We believe that curiosity sparks creativity, fuels innovation, and is the catalyst for breakthrough discoveries.
Thoroughness & rigor
We strive for excellence and aim to produce impactful and reliable results that contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
We thus hold ourselves to the highest standards of meticulousness and precision in every aspect of our work.
From designing experiments to analyzing data and interpreting results, we emphasize deep understanding, attention to detail, and a rigorous and quantitative approach.
We constantly strive to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and challenge existing paradigms and dogmas.
We embrace a culture that nurtures creativity, embraces risk-taking, welcomes unconventional ideas, and supports experimentation.
Scientific progress doesn't come easy. Research is characterized by constant challenges, setbacks, and failures, and rare successes.
The path to scientific breakthroughs requires unwavering determination and resilience in the face of obstacles.
We support each other and celebrate failures as learning opportunities.
Through tenacity and perseverance, we strive to overcome the hurdles and advance scientific knowledge.
Our collective brilliance is our greatest strength. Together we can achieve much more than we could ever achieve alone.
Our goal is to harness the collective intelligence of our team, forge tight connections, and achieve scientific excellence.
We thus strive to foster an environment where ideas and information flow freely, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and synergy among team members.
Diversity & Respect
We are all united by our passion for science and we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive and supportive environment where every voice is heard, respected, and valued. We foster a vibrant atmosphere of mutual respect, intellectual exchange, and teamwork, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Therefore, in our team, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on race, citizenship, religion, political affiliations, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, health or disability status, physical appearance, etc.
It is expected that every member of our lab demonstrates respect and professionalism towards others and their work at all times.
The academic journey can be challenging, often accompanied by feelings of self-doubt, deadlines, and repeated setbacks.
In this demanding environment, it is crucial to prioritize your health and overall well-being, both mentally and physically, above your research endeavors. It is important to have a fulfilling life outside of research and to allocate dedicated time outside of work hours for activities that bring you joy.