Although it appears fragile, spider silk can actually be tougher than steel. Ingi Agnarsson, spider expert and associate professor of biology, explains the potential webs hold, a good reason why these eight-legged creatures deserve to be revered, not feared. 

Read more about Agnarsson's recent research. 


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What makes our faculty members tick? In this video series, get up close and personal with our professors. Hear them talk about their passions, their paths to UVM and why they love what they study, from the mysteries of Lake Champlain's sculpin to the stories of homeless children in Pakistan. 


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