Orange County Register
Grad student studies black widow spider development
Oct. 27, 2014
Biology graduate student Elizabeth Herrera once feared spiders. But in order to get lab credits for her undergrad work, she helped care for a spider colony and learned not to be afraid.
She conducts research in the lab of biological science professor Merri Lynn Casem, who studies spiders. Since joining the lab, Herrera has had success, taking second place at an American Arachnological Society meeting this past summer for her research on the embryonic stages of black widow spiders.
Herrera tells us about her research on the embryonic development of the eight-legged critters. Continue reading the full article online .