Creating inclusive environments in cell biology by casual mentoring

Trends Cell Biol. 2022 Sep;32(9):725-728. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2022.04.009. Epub 2022 May 19.


Informal mentoring affects the development of cell biologists by providing essential career, scientific, and educational guidance to mentees. In this piece, we discuss the importance of formally recognizing casual mentorship to encourage this crucial form of mentorship that contributes to the advancement of an inclusive cell biology community.

Keywords: casual mentoring; informal mentoring; professional development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mentoring*
  • Mentors