Radford University research puts cockroaches to good use
November 10, 2017
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Startled by the sudden fluorescent light, a hissing cockroach scurries through his fingers looking for safety.
His blue blazer and finely-trimmed facial hair are trademarks of a professorial appearance that masks a child-like curiosity the insect has inspired in him — and his students.
On most days during the fall term, this is how you're likely to find Dr. Jason Davis — or "Roach Man," as he is informally known on Radford University's campus.
"That works, I guess" Davis said of his nickname. "I like the notion that people are starting to recognize there are some t...