We will be a community dedicated to integrating discovery and learning in biology that transcends research fields to tackle questions across the diversity of life from molecules to ecosystems. Our purpose is to inspire trainees, staff, and faculty to contribute to learning and scientific discovery. We will be part of the solution to emerging local and global issues and will ensure that everyone can access and benefit from biological insight. 

This vision is based on core values - 

Scholarship - Fostering excellence in teaching, discovery, and innovation in the field of biology

Inclusion - Creating learning, teaching, and research environments where diverse perspectives are valued and respected

Community - Building a community that is welcoming and supportive of all its members

Engagement - Sharing knowledge broadly and promoting science and education in society