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Sherryl Broverman Honored by Kappa Alpha Theta

September 28, 2017

Associate Professor of the Practice Sherryl Broverman has been selected by Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as one of its 2016-2017 Outstanding...

NSF awards major grant to Jon Shaw!

September 20, 2017

Prof. Jon Shaw has won a Dimensions of Biodiversity Award from the National Science Foundation. The Program "links functional, genetic and...

Laura Bagge's Trip in ALVIN the Submarine

August 04, 2017

Graduate student Laura Bagge (Johnsen Lab) went to a most unusual spot for her field work last summer--the edge of the continental shelf...

Patek Collaborates on Mechanics of Fungal Spores

August 04, 2017

Prof. Sheila Patek is a co-author on a recently published paper exploring the mechanics of fungal spores (“Asymmetric drop coalescence...

Nijhout Lab Brings Insects to Perkins Library

July 21, 2017

Graduate students Kenneth McKenna and Rick Gawne have brought some of the Nijhout lab's many specimens to the atrium of Perkins Library,...

Emily Yang Receives JBC/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award!

July 07, 2017

Graduate student Emily Yang received a JBC/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award at the 2017 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research...

Edgar Medina Scores Another Double for Duke Bio!

June 22, 2017

Hurrah for Edgar Medina and the Buchler Lab, who have papers out in PNAS and PLoS Genetics!  The first paper, “Conservation and divergence...

Dong Lab Scores a Double in Nature!

June 09, 2017

Most labs would be content with getting a single paper into a leading journal like Nature, but the Dong Lab has published two...

Khalid Hameed Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

May 23, 2017

Winrock International, a charity founded by Winthrop Rockefeller to focus on development and agriculture, nominated Khalid Hameed for the...

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...

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...

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 Common...

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 Scientists...

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. ...

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