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Bonito Publishes on "Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms"
Greg Bonito, senior researcher in the Vilgalys Lab, and A. Zambonelli edited "Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms," Vol. 34 of 'Soil Biology.' The book includes recent research on the ecology, systematics, genomics, medicinal properties, and cultivation of this large family of fungi. Everything you need to get into truffle farming! read more >
Rausher Recognized as Distinguished Professor
Prof. Mark Rausher is one of 25 Duke faculty to be awarded a distinguished professorship in May 2013. Recipients must be nominated for the honor, which recognizes the quality and the impact of the candidate's intellectual contribution as evaluated by distinguished scholars in their field. read more >
Vogel Publishes 2nd Edition of "Comparative Biomechanics"
Prof. Steve Vogel has brought out the second edition of his acclaimed textbook "Comparative Biomechanics." From a review of the first edition: "[T]his book is tremendous fun to read. Vogel writes with an effervescent sense of delight in his subject. The text is laced with wit and humor, and sprinkled with eclectic examples of nature's many marvels." read more >
Biology Faculty Win Arts & Sciences Research Grants
Prof. Daniele Armaleo has received funding for a project entitled "Identifying a secondary metabolite network in the lichen Cladonia grayi." Prof. Sherryl Broverman was awarded funding to start a new research project this summer in Kenya examining the link between nutrition and cognition on students in the WISER (Women's Institute of Secondary Education and Research) primary school program. Additional funding from DukeEngage will enable 10 undergraduates to participate in the study this summer. read more >
Alumni Distinguished Undergrad Teaching Award goes to Noor
Prof. Mohamed Noor has received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the only teaching award selected by undergraduate students. Students in Biology 202 said Noor visits each of the nearly 30 lab sections and talks weekly with every student. This is the second straight year a Biology faculty member has won this award. Daniele Armaleo received the honor in 2012. read more >
Jill Foster Receives Meritorious Service Award
Jill Foster, assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award for her work with the Biology majors and their their families. Only 16 employees across all of Duke receive this honor. Congratulations, Jill! read more >
Dong Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Prof. Xinnian Dong has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and creativity in the microbiological sciences. read more >
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