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Nov 20 2017 | Ecology and Evolution
Our work on the Little Devil (or Diablito) poison frog population genetics was published in Ecology and Evolution. This work was spearheaded by postdoc Alex Roland in collaboration with Dr. Luis Coloma at Centro Jambatu.  
We are delighted to name Dr. Lauren O’Connell the 2017 winner of The Frank A. Beach Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Lauren earned her B.S. from Cornell University prior to joining the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at UT Austin as a graduate student. Following her initial work with...
Nov 11 2017
We had a great time talking about poison frog biology to over 700 children at the Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park! Kids got to see some live poison frogs, color some poison frog coloring sheets, and took home a toy poison frog and toy ants. Our goal was to inform kids (and their parents...
Our collaborative paper on genetic mechanisms of toxin resistance in poison frogs has been published in Science. Lead author extraordinaire Becca Tarvin's work shows that frogs have come up with multiple ways to resist the toxin epibatidine. Co-authors Becca and Juan came to our lab (when we were...
Sep 23 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
The O'Connell Lab is moving to Stanford! Harvard has been our home for five years, allowing us to take on huge risks with huge rewards and support. But the time has come to move to a more permanent place and we are thrilled that our new home is in sunny California!