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
Faculty Research Spotlight: Dr. Henry Astley
We asked the Biology Department's newest professor, Dr. Astley, a couple of questions about his research. Check out his responses!
- Describe your research.
My research focuses on the biomechanics of animal locomotion, at the intersection between biology and physics. In order to move through their environment, animals must use physiological processes to generate force, transmit this force via the musculoskeletal system and morphology, and control it via the nervous system, all while navigating through sometimes mechanically complex and heterogeneous environments. I use a variety of systems to study these principles, including snakes, frogs, and early tetrapods. [Read more...]
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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Biology Department News
Meet Troy Dunn: Nontraditional student becomes naturalist through graduate studies
Rediscovering his love for biology and science education led Troy Dunn to pursue an M.S. in Biology through UA's Graduate School.
How biomechanics research led to a hairbrush inspired by a cat tongue
UA's weekly Integrated Bioscience Seminar Series presents research by a wide variety of guest speakers.
UA to award degrees to 1,081 graduates during fall commencement ceremonies
President Gary L. Miller will deliver the address at both the morning and afternoon ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
First Steps: Biomimicry professor awarded NSF EAGER grant to study mechanics of underwater walking
Dr. Henry Astley, who studies the biomechanics of animal movement across unstructured terrain, has been awarded a $297,267 National Science Foundation grant.
Biomimicry certificate for undergraduate students launches at University of Akron
The 15-credit interdisciplinary program is open to undergraduate students of any major.