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Graduate Innovative Design Class

Graduate Innovative Design Class

U of M Masters students, "The Gastronauts" from the Biomedical Engineering Department's Graduate Innovative Design Class visited the BRC at Varsity Drive to study spine erection in porcupine puffer fish of the genera Chilomycterus and Diodon.  Fish Division Curator, Bill Fink and Collections Manager, Doug Nelson, discussed how the puffer fish erects defensive spines by inflating its body with water.  Students hope to apply biomechanics to innovations in the biomedical field.

 

Biomedical Engineering

 

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