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Patrick Brechka

Patrick Brechka

PhD Student

Room S 16 Austin Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)68916


I am a Ph.D. student in the Walter Federle's Insect Biomechanics lab studying how insects use their claws to cling to plant surfaces. In particular I am interested in understanding how wax-running Crematogaster ants walk freely on the slippery stems of their mutualistic host plant the Macaranga tree. 

My research is funded by The Claire Barnes 150th Anniversary Studentships in Zoology.