The World Is Your Lab

“Lab Girl’s” Hope Jahren Finds Life Lessons in the Science of Plants

April 14, 2017

Hope Jahren grew up hanging out in her dad’s science lab and always dreamed of being a scientist herself. Today, she runs her own lab, where she studies isotopes of fossilized forests. She’s written a bestselling memoir, “Lab Girl,” a lyrical ode to science and an impassioned plea for more women in science.