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Brent D Opell

Professor of Biological Sciences

  • B.A., Botany/Zoology, Butler University, 1971
  • M.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, 1974
  • Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University, 1978

The Opell Website

Major Field of Interest

Spider Systematic and Evolution

Current Research

  1. Adhesive mechanisms of spider prey capture threads from orb-webs
  2. Molecular and morphological systematics of spiders
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  • (540) 231-7445
  • (540) 231-2421 (Lab)
  • bopell@vt.edu
  • Department of Biological Sciences (0406)
    Derring Hall RM 2104, Virginia Tech
    1405 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    United States