ACS Publications Webinar

Changing the Culture of Chemistry: Mental Health in the Lab

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An organization’s culture defines how it approaches problems in the workplace. Whether you’re the head of your own lab or a graduate student, workplace culture is something everyone can influence every time they go to work. That’s why ACS Publications is leading a series of webinars on the ways chemists can improve their lab’s culture and make their workplace increasingly diverse, safe, and sustainable.

This- webinar in our Changing the Culture of Chemistry series is dedicated to discussing Mental Health in the Lab.

Attendees will hear chemists in academia and industry speak about:

  • Research into the biological basis for depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns
  • Advice for a creating a workplace culture that supports the mental well being of chemists
  • Tips for advocating for your own mental health, preventing burnout, seeking help when necessary, and more This free one-hour program will end with a moderated discussion and an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.


  • Zoë Ayres, Ph.D., Senior Scientist & Mental Health Advocate, UK
  • Mary Kay Logo, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Xiaofei (Fay) Lin, Ph.D. Candidate in Biochemistry, University of California, LA
  • Christina MacLaughlin Ph.D., Managing Editor, ACS Publications

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