New paper published in J. Roy. Soc. Interface

Check out the latest paper from the Fudge Lab on how hagfish slime clogs gills. This project was started at the University of Guelph by postdoc Atsuko Negishi and undergrad Andre Hupe, and involved a collaboration with Randy Ewoldt and his student Gaurav Chaudhary....

New paper published in eLife

Check out the latest paper from the Fudge Lab on the origins of hagfish slime. This project was led by Dr. Yu Zeng, and involved our collaborators at the University of New Hampshire (David Plachetzki and his team) as well as undergrads Hannah Campbell and Kristen...

Welcome Mike!

Welcome to Dr. Michael Mincarone, who arrived for a year-long sabbatical at Chapman University!

New TED-Ed video on hagfishes

Dr. Fudge and Dr. Noah Bressman worked with the wonderful staff at TED-Ed and animator/director Denys Spolitak to create this short video about hagfishes.

Hagfishes featured on KQED

Check out this piece on the wonders of hagfishes by Mimi Schiffman published recently on the KQED website. Dr. Fudge was one of the researchers consulted.

Dr. Fudge interview in Big Biology

Dr. Fudge was interviewed by Marty Martin and Art Woods in the podcast Big Biology about all things hagfish in an episode sponsored by the Journal of Experimental Biology.

Fudge Lab receives Faculty Opportunity Fund award

Dr. Fudge received a Faculty Opportunity Fund award from Chapman University for his proposal “Bio-inspiration for the Next Generation of Firefighting Technologies.” The award will allow the Fudge Lab to carry out a pilot study exploring the use of...

Research on hagfish slime mucus published in Langmuir

The Fudge Lab published a paper in Langmuir on the biophysical properties of mucous vesicles from hagfish slime. This was work that was started by Shannon Ferraro and Andre Hupe at the University of Guelph, and finished by Sara Siwiecki and Dr. Gaurav Jain at Chapman...

NSF RET Award!

The Fudge Lab, in collaboration with Tara Barnhart, received a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) award from the National Science Foundation to work with two local high school biology teachers in the summer of 2021. These teachers will have the opportunity to work...

Galápagos Take 2

Dr. Fudge returned to the Galápagos in January 2020 with collaborator Michael Mincarone to continue their research there on hagfishes. They finished a whole bunch of data collection and also collected hi-res video of four species of hagfishes at depth. Below is a...