Fast Movements in Biology

There is an inherent fascination with extremes in biology. One particular fascination is the attempt to find the fastest organism on the planet.  It turns out that this is not as simple a question as it may seem. What does one mean by "fast"? And, how would we know if an organism is the fastest on the planet?  The goal of this page is to help tease apart the relevant questions and offer a few answers to these questions.


Courses taught on subjects related to the lab research.


As one of the guiding principles of this laboratory, we put substantial effort into communicating our findings to the general public.  We do this in a number of ways, including outreach lectures and activities, working with the press, and involving students and schools in our research.