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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: 
December 31, 2020 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: We want to understand how nutrition influences brain development and social behavior.

Techniques: We use genomics to study frog behavior in the field and lab.


Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

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: Students in the lab have their own independent projects. This has included studying neurotoxins from poison frogs, the neural basis of begging behavior and aggression in social tadpoles as well as parental behavior and pair bonding in adults.