Irschick and Colleagues Win $900,000 Grant

Biology professor Duncan Irschick, along with Al Crosby (Polymer Sciences, UMass), and Walter Federle (Cambridge University, UK,) has been awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to study bioadhesion in geckos and insects. This grant is awarded to only 25 international teams from all over the world out from a total of about 800 applicants, and awards are only given to highly innovative teams that demonstrate that they have developed and can test a ground-breaking idea in the broader realm of the biological sciences.

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