Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Cellular and Molecular Biology (2011)
B.S., Cornell University, Biological Sciences (2006)
A.A., Tarrant County Community College, Natural Sciences (2004)
Lauren O'Connell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. She studies amphibians to learn how animals adapt their behavior and physiology to changing environments. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and then started her own lab at Harvard University as a Bauer Fellow before joining the Stanford faculty in 2017. Projects in the lab include investigating parent-offspring interactions and the physiology of chemical defenses in poison frogs.
loconnel [at] stanford.edu
Field of Interest
Evolutionary innovations in physiology and behavior from molecules to ecosystems