How studying marine biology can improve the world: observing nature for bio-inspired design

By Ocean First Institute 06/05/2020

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Ocean First Institute presents "How Studying Marine Biology Can Improve the World: Observing nature for bio-inspired design" - a webinar with Dr. Misty Paig-Tran

Dr. Misty Paig-Tran will discuss how her research on animal performance in aquatic organisms translates into bio-inspired designs such as non-clogging, high efficiency filters based on manta ray gills and nearly impenetrable armor inspired by tiny fishes in the Amazon that can withstand piranha bites.

Dr. Paig-Tran completed a Post Doc at Arizona State University West and is an Assistant Professor at California State University Fullerton. She is a southern California native who loves all things marine biology. Her primary interests skew toward animal performance and ecological morphology. Her lab focuses on topics in functional morphology and comparative biomechanics of marine systems.


DATE: Tuesday, May 12th
TIME: 1:00 to 1:45 PM MDT