Graduate Student Research Projects

Research projects are a big part of the activity in the Department of Biology. Faculty and student research spans from molecules, cells, organisms and their interactions with the environment.  Take a look at some of the projects that our graduate students are working on right now. Learn more..

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


Seminars and Discussion Groups

There are many opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and faculty to advance and share their understanding of biology.  We have several colloquia and reading groups that meet regularly during each semester.   Learn more..

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