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
Researcher to reveal energy-saving ‘Living Wall System’ at Bath Nature Preserve
The living, breathing and perspiring wall system starts with ceramic tiles, pictured at left. You can see it Oct. 30 at our Biology and Field Station at the Bath Nature Preserve.
Feathers, filaments and physics: Scientist studies mechanics of birds’ nests
Dr. Hunter King's research, funded by the National Science Foundation, could lead to innovations in civil engineering and architecture, transportation and advanced manufacturing.
UA students are prizewinners at 2018 High Arts Festival
The festival is a celebration of visual art, film, literary art and music in downtown Akron.
Dr. Hazel Barton receives Alice C. Evans Award from American Society of Microbiology
The UA professor is being recognized as a mentor, advocate and role model for women pursuing careers in microbiology.
Lake Erie’s toughest challenges tackled by doctoral students
Bio-inspired coastal infrastructure, nutrient-monitoring spectrometer and K-12 education may all contribute to improving water quality.