Scorpiology with Lauren Esposito
Biologist Dr. Lauren Esposito shares her knowledge on the untapped potential that scorpions could have in medical practices. Check out her TED Talk below.
(Photography: Kathryn Whitney, California Academy of Sciences)
“In this age, with our access to technology, we often have this illusion that we know everything there is to know about life on earth. ”
Dr. Lauren Esposito is the Assistant Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences. Esposito is also the co-founder/director of a science, education, and conservation nonprofit called Islands & Seas, and the co-creator of 500 Queer Scientists, a visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people working in STEM careers. In this fascinating and visual talk, she breaks down the curative properties of scorpion neurotoxin and explains why these much-maligned arachnids should be seen as nothing less than evolutionary marvels.