How big is your test tube?

Showing that queers know how to titrate along with the best of them, Science Magazine recently featured some of the country's LGBT scientists. Featured along with the pack was Dr. Ajit Dash:

"The lack of visible mentors translates to junior faculty and postdocs as well. Ajit Dash, a postdoctoral fellow in biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) moved from the "relatively open-minded" metropolitan area of Bombay, India, to Boston, in part because of MIT's gay-friendly policies. However, despite the multiple student LGBT networks and organizations within MIT, there is no formal faculty group to provide mentoring for the students. "If people at the higher levels were encouraged to come out," says Dash, "it would create a more welcoming environment for future generations." "

Shattering the glass closet

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