Kenneth Catania Archives
Dec. 8, 2016—The College of Arts and Science celebrated some of its most talented professors, instructors and mentors during presentation of the 2016 Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.
Jun. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.
Oct. 28, 2015—Recent research by Vanderbilt University biologist Ken Catania of the electric eel has revealed that it is not primitive creature that it has been portrayed as. Instead, it has a sophisticated control of the electrical fields it generates that makes it one of the most remarkable predators in the animal kingdom.
Dec. 11, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Watch how some shocking predators lure their prey; learn how a supercomputer uncovered a hummingbird mystery; and see Vanderbilt's national baseball champs celebrate the holidays. Watch now!
Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.
VUCast: The vital economic impact Vanderbilt is having on Tennessee, stereo smelling in animals, and the viral video that hit 2 million views
Feb. 21, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: VITAL STATS: Together Vanderbilt and Tennessee make a great pair. See the vital economic impact we’re having on each other. STEREO SMELLING: Why some animals smell in stereo CUTE GONE VIRAL: See the viral video by a Vanderbilt employee with more than two million views.
Jan. 17, 2013—Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, is one of 18 scientists who have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological and social sciences.
Dec. 18, 2012—Crocodiles and alligators are notorious for their thick skin and well-armored bodies. So it comes as something of a surprise to learn that their sense of touch is one of the most acute in the animal kingdom. The crocodilian sense of touch is concentrated in a series of small, pigmented domes that dot their skin...