Illustrated portrait of Lauren O’Connell.
illustration by Richard A. Chance

Setting up a frog colony and pair bonding with Lauren O’Connell

To become a scientist, O’Connell first needed to leave the family farm.

Lauren O’Connell is assistant professor of biology at Stanford University. In this episode of “Synaptic,” O’Connell talks about observing wolf spiders in the wild and how the concept of evolution reset her brain.

Read the transcript.