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Abbe LaBella Wins Forever Duke Leadership Award

May 12, 2017

The Alumni Affairs office has institued a new award for graduating students "who have exhibited extraordinary leadership during their time...

Campbell and Coughlan Win TA Training Award

May 12, 2017

Ryan Campbell and Jenn Coughlan have received the Biology Department's TA Training Award for their work on Bio 202L, "Genetics and...

Congratulations to Anne Yoder!

May 05, 2017

Congratulations to Anne Yoder!  Anne has been named the Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology. 

Mouse lemurs help Peter Larsen, Anne Yoder et al. advance research on Alzheimer's

May 01, 2017

Peter Larsen, a Senior Research Scientist in the Yoder Lab, has published a ground-breaking paper on the mechanism that may underlie...

Congratulations to Sherryl Broverman and Emily Bernhardt!

April 20, 2017

The Biology Department proudly celebrates the achievements of Professors Sherryl Broverman and Emily Bernhardt. Emily has just been named...

New York Times Consults Patek for Answers

March 24, 2017

John Branch, a sports reporter at the Times, called on Sheila Patek for help understanding why basketball shoes squeak on hardwood.  Patek...

Alberts a Senior Author on Cozzarelli Prize paper

March 09, 2017

Susan Alberts is the second senior author on the Cozzarelli Prize-winning article, "The emergence of longevous populations in PNAS."  The...

Congratulations to Martha Muñoz!

March 01, 2017

Martha Muñoz, a postdoctoral researcher in the Patek Lab, has been awarded the prestigious Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award...

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. ...

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...

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"...

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...

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