Claudia Vasquez

University of Washington

| Biochemistry

- Biophysical and Structural Biology

- Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

- Computational Biology

- Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Molecular and physical mechanisms of organogenesis

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Is this lab accepting permanent students? Yes

Is this lab accepting rotation students? Yes

  • Spring
  • Summer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

As a Latinx scientist, I have felt often felt in my academic career that I was admitted to programs and chosen for positions simply because of my last name. This feeling of uncertainty regarding my own accomplishments and placement coupled with a sentiment of being “the” representative of my ethnic identity makes me alert to the discrimination and hypervisibility experienced other people with marginalized identities. Accordingly, often the burden of pushing the academic community to be more inclusive falls on those with marginalized identities because they feel a responsibility to make the academic system better for those that share these identities that who come after them. I believe that independent of one’s life experiences, it is the responsibility of the entire academic community to take persistent actions that work towards a community that is truly welcoming and works towards the advancement of all people. As someone that has marginalized identities and an advantaged position, I want to harness this duality to address these issues of belonging of students and faculty with marginalized identities at academic every level.