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Published: 02/06/2018

Adam Summers was featured on King5 news talking about hagfish slime and his work using a CT scanner to catalogue detailed fish images. 

The CT scanner, located at ...Read more

Published: 02/05/2018

The lab of Sharlene Santana has created Pocket Bats—a new outreach project using Augment, a free augmented reality app available on iPhone and Android devices, to make 3D...Read more

Published: 01/29/2018

Scott Freeman just published a book, Saving Tarboo Creek, detailing the work that he and his family have been doing to help restore a degraded salmon stream on the Olympic peninsula. The book...Read more

Mosquito Arena
Published: 01/29/2018

Most of us surely don’t think of mosquitoes as being especially adept at learning. But that may not be the case.

In a paper published Jan. 25 in ...Read more

Published: 01/23/2018

A lab-designed hormone could unlock mysteries harbored by plants.

By developing a synthetic version of the plant hormone auxin and an engineered receptor to recognize it, University of Washington biology...Read more

Published: 01/22/2018

Think of them as extra-large parasites.

A small group of fishes — possibly the world’s cleverest carnivorous grazers — feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. The different...Read more

Published: 01/10/2018

Sam Wasser's work to disrupt elephant poachers and traffickers is in the New York Times article, "In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers."

Dr. Wasser’s primary target is traffickers, not...Read more

Published: 01/05/2018

The Cabernard Lab was recently awarded a prestigious, 5-year $1.5M R01 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This new grant, "Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the formation...Read more

Black Guillemots
Published: 01/04/2018

Julia K. Parrish, Professor of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences and Biology, comments on "Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?" in Audubon. The article discusses George...Read more

Published: 01/03/2018

Hagfishes, an ancient group of eel-like animals found on the bottom of the...Read more