Rose Lab Philosophy and Musings

Our lab group, the ‘Rosebuds’, past and present, are:

Diverse: we hail from all parts of the globe. We have different stories, languages, and journeys, and we respect and welcome people from all backgrounds.

Plant scientists: we are curious and seek to understand how plants underpin our natural and anthropogenic environments. We are fascinated by how plants ‘work’ across scales of time and space, and as diverse elements in our global ecosystem.

Supportive: we listen, reflect, empathize and practice excellence in mentorship, guiding the development of 21st century scientists and promoting critical thinking.

Celebratory: we applaud and enjoy each other’s successes and milestones, and the ability to face challenges. We are a team.

Enthusiastic about our family and friends, the arts, history, sports, cricket (actually, that’s only Joss), and of jumping into the unknown: this is how we sustain our physical and mental health.

Communicators: we place great emphasis on the importance of explaining our research, in multiple forms of media, to both the scientific community and more broadly across society.

Fortunate: we recognize that we are privileged and aim to be mindful of that as we build inclusive, equitable research and teaching environments.

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Rosebuds