Head of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
I am the head of the Biodiversity lab in the Nature Research Center (NRC) of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Our goal is to bring research scientists and their work into the public eye, help demystify what can be an intimidating field of study, better prepare scientists to communicate their work, and inspire a new generation of young scientists.
Scientists in the Biodiversity Lab study plants, animals and microbes to discover the ecology and evolution of our planet. We explore the unknown in North Carolina, around the world, and sometimes even on our own bodies. The Lab serves as our headquarters where we prepare for expeditions, send live updates from the field, and return with data and specimens documenting our discoveries.
Check out our 2016 Annual Report for the latest overview of our activities.
- We have openings for volunteers in the Biodiversity lab, contact Lisa Gatens (email@example.com) if you are interested.