Science and design faculty, students to discuss axolotl research April 8


The Park Library will host a talk with faculty and students discussing axolotl tissue regeneration through the arts.

The event, titled "Axolotls and the Beauty of Regeneration a Merging of Science, Art, and Design" will be held April 8 in the Baber Room Gallery at the Park Library from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Discussions will be hosted by Central Michigan University faculty members Bingbing Li, Su Kyoung An and Julie Qun Zuo who teach chemistry, fashion design and interior design respectively. 

According to CMU's website, the faculty members and select students will discuss the intersection of scientific research about axolotls, art and design.

Axolotls are a type of salamander, native to Mexico, known for their youthful appearance because they never leaving the juvenile stage of their life cycle. 

In the world of biology, axolotls are known for their unique ability to regenerate limbs and heal wounds without residual scar tissue. These regeneration abilities make them a popular creature of study among scientists.

Axolotls thrives in captivity and have been placed on the endangered species list.

To learn more about axolotls and their influence on art and science, join faculty and students for a discussion on April 8 in the Baber Room Gallery or livestream the event.