The Doyle group is a collaborative, supportive, multidisciplinary research team working on fundamental and applied topics in soft matter. We value rigorous, creative problem solving and independent critical thinking for both translational and fundamental research. Our group has open discussions on both successes and failures so that we can learn from each other’s experiences and build on each other’s knowledge. We strive to create a positive and welcoming environment for everyone in the group, and we care about lab safety and the mental and physical well-being of students and postdocs. We openly share our experiences at lively meetings over food and boba.