Andrew Smith

Professor, Biology


Recent Publications

*indicates department student

Andrew M. Smith, Scott M. LaValva, Matthew M. Loiacono, Joseph T. Thompson (2020). “Suction adhesion in the gliding joint of a cephalopod”. Journal of Experimental Biology. 223. View the article here.

Fung, T.-M.*, Gallego Lazo, C.*, Smith, A.M (2019). Elasticity and energy dissipation in an adhesive double network hydrogel. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 374.  View the article here.

Andrew M. Smith, Cassandra Papaleo*, Christopher W. Reid, Joseph Bliss. 2017."RNA-Seq reveals a central role for lectin, C1q and von Willebrand factor A domains in the defensive glue of a terrestrial slug".  Biofouling. Sep 13:1-14. Epub 2017 Sep 13. View the article here.

Smith, A. M. (2016). The biochemistry and mechanics of gastropod adhesive gels. In Biological Adhesives, 2nd edition, A. M. Smith ed. Pp. 167-182. Springer, Berlin.

Alex M. Wilks*, Sarah R. Rabice*, Holland S. Garbacz*, Cailin C. Harro*, Andrew M. Smith. 2015. Double-network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue. Journal of Experimental Biology  218,  3128-3137; doi: 10.1242/jeb.128991   View the article here.

Andy Smith. (2013). Multiple metal-based cross-links: protein oxidation and metal coordination in a biological glue.  In Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives, R. Santos, N. Aldred, S. Gorb and P. Flammang, eds.

Kathryn E. Cole, Maki Inada, Andy Smith Michael P. Haaf2013. "Implementing a Grant Proposal Writing Exercise in Undergraduate Science Courses to Incorporate Real-World Applications and Critical Analysis of Current Literature".   ACS Journal of Education. DOI: 10.1021/ed400130s. Publication Date (Web): August 2.  View the article here.

M. Braun*, M. Menges, F. Opoku * and A. M. Smith.  2013. The relative contribution of calcium, zinc and oxidation-based cross-links to the stiffness of Arion subfuscus glue. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1475-148.  View the article here.

Andrew Bradshaw*, Michael Salt*, Ashley Bell*, Matt Zeitler*, Noelle Litra* and Andrew M. Smith. (2011). Cross-linking by protein oxidation in the rapidly setting gel-based glues of slugs. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1699-1706.

Smith, A. M. (2010).  Gastropod Secretory Glands and Adhesive Gels. Chapter 4 in Biological Adhesives: From Nature to Technical and Medical Application. Byern, Janek von; Grunwald, Ingo (Eds.). Springer, Berlin.

Smith, A.M., Robinson, T.M, Salt, M.D., Hamilton, K.S., Silvia, B.E. and Blasiak, R. (2009). "Robust cross-links in molluscan adhesive gels:  testing for contributions from hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions".  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 152: 110-117.  (All the co-authors are former Ithaca College students.)

Smith, A. M. (2007). Adhesion. In Encyclopedia of the Rocky Intertidal, M. W. Denny and S. D. Gaines, eds.  University of California Press, Berkeley.

Werneke, S. W.*, Swann, C.*, Farquharson, L. A.*, Hamilton, K. S.* and Smith, A. M.  (2007).  The role of metals in molluscan adhesive gels. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 2137-2145.

Smith, A. M. (2006). The biochemistry and mechanics of gastropod adhesive gels.  In Biological Adhesives, A. M. Smith and J. A. Callow eds., pp. 167-182. Springer, Berlin.

Pawlicki, J. M.*, Pease, L. B.*, Pierce, C. M*., Startz, T. P.*, Zhang, Y. and Smith, A. M. (2004). The effect of molluscan glue proteins on gel mechanics. Journal of Experimental Biology,  207: 1127-1135.

Smith, A. M. (2002). The structure and function of adhesive gels from invertebrates.  Integrative and Comparative Biology, 42: 1164-1171.

Kier, W. M. and Smith, A. M. (2002). The structure and adhesive mechanism of octopus suckers. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 42: 1146-1153.

Smith, A. M. and Morin, M. C.* (2002).  Biochemical differences between trail mucus and adhesive mucus from marsh periwinkle snails.  Biological Bulletin, 203: 338-346.