FOR KIDS: Studying what you love
Researchers study the same animals that fascinated them as kids
Web edition: September 19, 2012
Biologist Michael Dorcas loved snakes when he was a kid. Now he studies amphibians and reptiles, including Burmese pythons like the one he’s holding.
Credit: Davidson College
Wayne Madison used to have pet spiders as a kid. Now he has turned that into a life-long passion and career.
Here's a look Madison and two other scientists who are lucky enough to spend their adult lives working in fields that first captivated them in childhood.
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