Toxinology (JELLYFISH VENOM) with Anna Klompen

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Jellyfish stings: what are they and why do they hurt? And who studies them? Toxinologist Anna Klompen, that’s who. Speaking from her lab in Kansas, surrounded by jellies, the self-described professional jellyfish nerd invites us into her scientific Polyp Parlor to chat about barbs, neurotoxins, quick sting fixes, panty hose, the deadliest jellies, the harmless ones, pee, her favorite moments in science and the species that have her heart forever. Also: how and why to “find a way.”

Anna Klompen’s jellyfish venom website gelatinoussting.com

Follow her at Twitter.com/gelatinoussting or Instagram.com/gelatinoussting

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