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Lauren O'Connell receives NIH New Innovator Award

Picture of Lauren O'Connell in the lab
Oct 2 2019

Assistant Professor Lauren O'Connell has received a New Innovator Award, which supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission. She plans to use her award  to address questions related to human health, using poison frogs as a new model organism. In particular, she has proposed using frogs to explore how neonates, or infants, let parents know when they are hungry.