The people in the Peirce-Cottler laboratory are a close family. We actively promote an environment of collegiality and collaboration to nurture our individual scientific curiosities, drive for new developing new biological understanding, and passion for medical problem solving. Dr. Peirce-Cottler takes a hands-on approach to mentoring post doctoral trainees, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Often, students with different levels of training work collaboratively on projects of mutual interest. Science and engineering are both rewarding and challenging, and we like to have fun while we engage in both.