"Pork barrel science, or What biologists have learned from dressing animals in clothes", by Dr. Tessa Solomon-Lane
Scientists go to great lengths for their research, but from the outside looking in, that research can appear ridiculous (remember the kerfuffle over shrimp treadmills?). But is science that appears wasteful actually a waste? We will explore the world of seemingly-preposterous science by finding out what biologists have learned over the years from dressing animals in clothes.
Tessa Solomon-Lane has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is a postdoctoral researcher in Integrative Biology at UT Austin. Her research focuses on the developmental and neural mechanisms of behavior in social fish.