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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...

Galapagos Island Expedition

The Fudge Lab recently got back from a research expedition to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador as part of an NSF-funded project on the biogenesis and evolution of hagfish slime and slime glands. Other members of the team include Charlie McCord and Tim Winegard from...

Searching for the elusive black hagfish

Members of the Fudge Lab had an awe-inspiring day on the water aboard the R/V Yellowfin with Dr. Chris Lowe and the CSU Shark Lab. It was the Fudge Lab’s first contact with black hagfish, which are common off the California coast, but are found only in deep...

Fudge Lab Class of 2019 graduation plans

Chris Hoang has been accepted into Chapman’s MS program in Computational and Data Sciences. Emma Whitely is headed to Medical School at the University of Toledo. Lauren Friend will be attending Columbia University to get a Masters in Biomedical Engineering...

Sara Siwiecki headed to Yale!

Sara Siwiecki (’18) once worked in the lab studying the biophysics of mucous expansion in hagfish slime. Now, she has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – a highly competitive and distinguished award. She will use this to...