In The Author's Voice: Lab Girl

Mar 29, 2017

Geo-biologist and research scientist Hope Jahren has spent her scientific career studying plants. Her new memoir Lab Girl chronicles her journey of scientific discovery from playing in her father’s lab as a child to her ground breaking research on trees and plants.  It’s an honest and frank look at the life of a research scientist.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Jahren about her work, the book, and trees.

Lab Girl is available from Vintage Books.  You can follow  Hope Jahren on her blog – hopejahrensurecan or learn more about her research at

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU and Southern Illinois university.