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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Learn about the science of spider silk

Advertiser Staff

Cheryl Hayashi, a biologist specializing in spiders, will give a talk on "Webs of Intrigue: The Science of Spider Silk" 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Iolani School.

The lecture will be held in Seto Hall and is free and open to the public.

Hayashi, a 1985 Iolani graduate, is fulfilling a two-week teaching residency at Iolani as the 2010 Keables Chair Holder. The scientist, who received a Ph.D. through a joint program with Yale University and the American Museum of Natural History, has pioneered research in scientific uses for spider silks.

Visit iolani.org for more information.