As members of Johns Hopkins University and of the greater scientific community, we acknowledge the harm perpetuated through systemic racism and bias. In our lab, we commit ourselves to establishing a safe, open, inclusive and equitable environment that makes everyone feel welcome, heard, included and valued. We strive to maintain a healthy, positive and supportive research community that respects and celebrates the diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, culture, socioeconomic status, veteran status, disability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, and marital status. Here we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion. We condemn all forms of discrimination and actively seek to provide equitable access to higher education and research training.