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Vilgalys Lab Snags Cover of PLOS Genetics!

February 14, 2017

Hui-Ling Lian, Yuan Chen and Rytas Vilgalys were featured on the cover of PLOS Genetics for their paper "Metatranscriptomic Study of...

Biology Grads Win Dean’s Awards for Mentoring and Teaching

January 17, 2017

Congratulations to Eleanor Caves (Johnsen Lab) and Erin McKenney (Yoder Lab) on their Dean's Awards for Excellence! Eleanor won the award...

Alumna Andrea Sweigart Receives Presidential Early Career Award

January 12, 2017

Andrea Sweigart, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Georgia, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for...

McClay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

December 20, 2016

The Society for Developmental Biology has honored Prof. David McCLay with the SDB Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016, which recognizes...

Smithsonian Museum Exhibit Highlights Jamie Baldwin's Research

November 23, 2016

Jamie Baldwin-Fergus received her Ph.D. from Duke Biology in 2012 (Johnsen Lab) and took a post-doctoral position at the Smithsonian...

WUNC's "State of Things" Hosts Sonke Johnsen

November 22, 2016

Did you miss it?  Sonke Johnsen was on the radio Monday, Nov. 11, discussing his research on light and camouflage in deep-sea creatures. ...

Amy Schmid Wins NSF CAREER Award

November 04, 2016

Congratulations to Amy Schmid, who has received an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation!  This program...

BBC Earth Features Sheila Patek's Research

November 01, 2016

A beautifully-illustrated article on the BBC Earth website describes Sheila Patek's research on super-fast motion in the animal kingdom. ...

New book for children on evolution

September 23, 2016

Prof. Peter Klopfer and his daughter Erika Honoré have published a book for children about evolution.  "Darwin and the First Grandfather"...

Patek Lab hosts Army-sponsored research apprentices

September 23, 2016

The Army Research Office funds STEM apprenticeships for high school students and undergraduates to work in labs that have Army-funded...

Jon Shaw Leads Duke in Alaska Program

September 01, 2016

This summer Professor Jonathan Shaw led 11 Duke students on a month-long trip to Alaska, according to today's Duke Chronicle.  The group...

InformationWeek Features Our Own Sasha!

August 29, 2016

An interview with IT Manager Sasha Calden appears in InformationWeek, an online community of Information Technology professionals.  The...

Nowicki Publishes Cover Story in American Scientist

August 19, 2016

In this election season, Steve Nowicki and two former lab members have published an article on how the vocal pitch of candidates my...

Lutzoni Is the Mycological Society of America's 2016 Fellow

August 15, 2016

The Mycological Society of America has selected Francois Lutzoni as its 2016 fellow.  According to the MSA website, "MSA Fellows are...

Of Butterfly Wings and Caterpillar Brains

August 08, 2016

Duke biology professor Fred Nijhout received the international Kowalevsky Medal for his insights into insect development and...

Eric Spana unveils mystery of wizard genetics

August 04, 2016

Prof. Eric Spana spoke on "Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding" at the National Human Genome Research Insititute's DNA Day.  You...

Lemur DNA Tells of Madagascar’s Forested Past

July 18, 2016

The island nation of Madagascar conjures up images of lush rainforests, massive baobab trees, and a dizzying array of lemurs, chameleons...

Disentangling the Plant Microbiome

July 12, 2016

With the human population expected to climb from 7.4 billion to more than 11 billion people by 2100, some scientists hope that...

Erin McKenney Wins Travel Scholarship

July 07, 2016

Graduate student Erin McKenney (Yoder Lab) has received the The Susan Crissey Memorial Scholarship from the Comparative...

Prof. Alberts Gets the Last Word

June 22, 2016

Prof. Susan Alberts is featured in a June 20 Washington Post article about undergraduates editing Wikipedia. The article...

Inaugural Duke Biology TA Awards!

June 06, 2016

The Biology Department proudly announces that Rose Keith (Mitchell-Olds lab) and Jessica Nelson (Shaw lab) have won the first-ever Biology...

Patrick Green and Eleanor Caves Win Funding for Science Education

June 03, 2016

Patrick Green and Eleanor Caves, together with EOS student Rebecca Lauzon, have won funding for their project, "A STEM Researcher-Educator...

PBS NewsHour features an essay by Sheila Patek on discovery

May 27, 2016

On Wednesday evening, May 25, the PBS NewsHour featured an essay by Sheila Patek on the importance of basic research. In her introduction...

Prof. Patek Goes to Washington

May 24, 2016

After Sen Jeff Flake mocked her work in his "Congressional Wastebook," Prof. Sheila Patek joined other scientists for a poster session in...

Hijacked Cell Division Helped Fuel Rise of Fungi

May 11, 2016

A new study finds that the more than 90,000 species of mushrooms, molds, yeasts and other fungi found everywhere in the soil, water and...

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