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O'Connell Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Lauren O'Connell
Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Lauren O'Connell
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Funding Deadline: 
September 25, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: We want to understand how social experiences influence infant brain and behavior.

Techniques: We use imaging, immunohistochemistry, CRISPR, and chemogenetics to study tadpoles.


Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

Location: Flexible, with possibilities for remote or on-campus research projects

Required skills: None

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM, Undergrads without previous exposure to laboratory research

How to apply: Contact Dr. O'Connell (

Project information: We use a diverse repertoire of tropical animals to study behavior, chemical ecology, and neuroscience in the lab. As a lab family, we believe in developing professional skills, making friends, and doing great science. Undergrads in the lab work on independent projects developed in collaboration with their mentors. In the past, these have included studying juvenile aggression, infant communication of nutritional need, and spatial navigation.