Fudge Lab Members

Douglas Fudge

Dr. Fudge runs the Comparative Biomaterials Lab at Chapman University. As an undergraduate, he studied biology at Cornell University, followed by an M.A.T. in science education, also at Cornell. For his M.Sc. research, he worked on the biology of bluefin tuna at the University of Guelph, and then moved to the University of British Columbia for his Ph.D., where he worked on the biomechanics of hagfish slime in John Gosline’s lab. As an NSERC postdoctoral fellow, he worked on cell biomechanics in Wayne Vogl’s lab in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He joined the faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph in 2005, where he worked until 2016.

Andrew Lowe

Andrew is the Animal Care Technician for the Fudge Lab currently making sure the fishes are healthy and assisting in the various projects of the lab. Andrew received his BS in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley in 2013 before working as an elephant care keeper at the Oakland Zoo and then as an environmental consultant. He received his Master’s degree from CSU Fullerton in 2019 where he studied the armor of an armored catfish Corydoras trilineatus, and the bite force of red-bellied piranhas, Pygocentrus nattereri.

Caroline Gallagher

I am studying the mechanism design of hagfish eggs.

Jess Furman

I am studying the swelling kinetics of hagfish mucus vesicles.

Josh Lee

I am studying the biomechanics of Atlantic hagfish burrowing.

Sydney Carlson

I am studying hagfish energetics.

Dylan Burstyn

I am studying hagfish slime micro mechanics.

Alumni of the Fudge Lab

   Keolani Kahale-Lua

     Noah Bressman

Luke Taylor

Dahyla Habashi

            Luke Arnold

            Kristen Nieders 

    Dr. Gaurav Jain

  Dr. Sarah Schorno

Ramteen Rafii

   Timothy Winegard

   Emma Whiteley

          Zach Baker

    Sara Siwiecki

    Skylar Petrichko

                         Dr. Yu Zeng

     Larissa Atkins

         Kennedy Guillen

         Hannah Campbell

       Lindsay Zumwalt

Owen Tapia

          Arly Adame

     Charlene McCord

        Kashika Singh

  Marie Starksen

            Aly Dwight

    Stacey Zuppa


Dylan Blumberg

  Lauren Friend

   Justin Nako

Anne Kenney

Lucy Chalekian