Douglas Fudge

Dr. Douglas Fudge leads the Comparative Biomaterials Lab in the Dept. of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph. Dr. Fudge got his B.A in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, his M.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Guelph, and his PhD in Zoology at the University of British Columbia. He was an NSERC postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Research in his lab focuses on comparative animal biomechanics, with an emphasis on the materials that animals make. These include structural materials that cover a wide range of size scales, from nano-scale cytoskeletal filaments within cells up to large, tissue-based materials such as the keratinous plates of baleen whales. A special area of research focus is on biomaterials constructed from intermediate filament proteins, which occur both in living cells and keratinized tissues such as hair, nail, and horn.


Dr. Fudge currently teaches two courses in Invertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Morphology and Evolution (ZOO*2700) and Integrative Biology of Invertebrates (ZOO*3700). He also teaches a summer course at the Shoals Marine Laboratory called Research in Marine Biology.

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Mailing Address:

Dept. of Integrative Biology
488 Gordon St.
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G-2W1
519-824-4120 x. 56418 (ph)
519-767-1656 (fax)

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