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Biology Department News
Young alumni reveal success secrets to new students
To welcome the Class of 2018, four successful Zips share their best advice for making the most of the Akron Experience, right from the start.
This future doctor to focus on patients of four-legged variety
Rachel Rielinger is on her way to becoming making her dream of becoming a veterinarian a reality — thanks to an Akron Experience that included undergraduate research opportunities.
Akron researcher receives federal funding to help save North America bats from extinction
UA's Dr. Hazel Barton is among the researchers being awarded $1.8 million in grants by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for her work on the management of white-nose syndrome, a fungal infection decimating the North American bat population.
Stephen McNulty: Finds his calling is in medicine
After traveling the world as a photographer, this biolgy major plans to add M.D. to his name. He is one of the students chosen to speak on behalf of the graduating class at spring commencement ceremonies.
Bumpy eggshells thwart bacteria
Akron scientists say Australian brush-turkey eggs inspire ideas for germ-resistant coatings.
Research Spotlight: Biology
Researchers Explain Spider Web Stickiness
Todd Blackledge, Department of Biology (far left in photo), and a team of UA researchers have recently unraveled the mysteries behind the glue spiders use to spin their webs.
This path breaking illustration of knowledge production will have a powerful impact on the development of future bio-adhesives, result in multiple commercial applications, and marks another achievement in a field where UA is taking a leadership role in collaboration with regional partners and the medical community.
The research, “Viscoelastic Solids Explain Spider Web Stickiness,” will appear in Nature Communications (May, 2010). Learn More