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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 evolution...

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 can...

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 manipulating...

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 describes...

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 air...

Biology Food Drive and Plant Giveaway a Great Success!

May 09, 2016

The Biology Department Plant Giveaway and Food Drive was once again a huge success. Michael Barnes, his talented and dedicated staff, and a...

Broverman Receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

May 06, 2016

Sherryl Broverman, associate professor of the practice of biology, received the university’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for community...

Broverman's WISER Praised in Chronicle Editorial

May 03, 2016

An editorial in the Duke Chronicle ("To ReEngage or DisEngage?", April 14, 2016) cited Sherryl Broverman's Women in Secondary Education and...

Honoring Teaching, Leadership in Trinity College

May 03, 2016

Some Duke teachers enjoy the challenge of introducing students to new fields of study. Language instructor JoAnne Van Tuyl once taught a...

Sounds Like a Winner

May 03, 2016

Alberts and Tung: Rough childhoods affect lifespan in baboons

April 20, 2016

Numerous studies have shown that childhood trauma can have far-reaching effects on adult health and survival; new research by Profs. Susan...

Kiehart lab members win AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for 2015

April 20, 2016

A large team of researchers, including Prof. Dan Kiehart and his former postdoc U. Serdar Tulu, has won the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize...

Rough Childhoods Have Ripple Effects for Baboons

April 21, 2016

Numerous studies have shown that childhood trauma can have far-reaching effects on adult health and survival; new research finds the same...

Koelle and Wray Win Seed Funding from the School of Medicine

March 17, 2016

A new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the School of Medicine and the campus has awarded its first round of...

Sherwood Lab paper appears in PLOS Genetics.

March 10, 2016

A paper by grad student Meghan Morrissey and others from the Sherwood Lab appeared February 29 in the online journal PLOS: Genetics.  "...

Renowned, Resourceful Lakes Researcher Daniel Livingstone, Dead at 88

March 08, 2016

Daniel A. Livingstone, 88, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Biology and Geology at Duke University, died on March 6 at his home in...

Recent Grad Nick Brandley Publishes on Black Widows

March 01, 2016

Secret codes and hidden messages aren’t just for computer security experts or kids passing notes in class -- animals use them too. The...

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