A short perspective (by Kimberly Beatty)

I have been told many times that I "don't look like a scientist".  But what does a scientist look like?  To me, that is a strange question.  One could also ask, what does a doctor look like?  Or an author?  Or a teacher?  Or a chef?  Scientists are humans and, as such, we don't all look the same.  I have enjoyed working with dozens of scientists over the years, with varied backgrounds, hobbies, lifestyles, and interests.  I hope that we can celebrate and embrace our diversity, as well as our united passion for research.  

Cell Press published an article, "100 inspiring black scientists in America" (link here).  I invite you to visit this site to meet 100 talented scientists and learn more about what scientists look like.