Dr. Penick and Dr. Bhate of ASU presented their work on insect honeycomb and 3D-printing at NASA's Biocene workshop in Cleveland, OH https://www.grc.nasa.gov/vine/biocene-tools-workshop-2019/
Just like humans, ants have a distinct microbiome that is associated with their nests. One thing that's different: ants are better keeping their nurseries clean! https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.2019.1026
The Penick Lab joined Kennesaw State University this Fall. We're now accepting students!