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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...

12 Duke Graduates Named Fulbright Scholars

March 08, 2016

For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest...

Two Junior Faculty Named 2016 Sloan Fellows

March 17, 2016

Two Duke faculty are among 126 chosen to be this year’s Sloan Research Fellows from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Jenny Tung is an...

Duke Senior Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

February 17, 2016

Duke senior Catherine Newman is among 35 U.S. recipients selected for the prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, which covers a student’s...

Congratulations to Mark Rausher for winning the Sewall Wright award!

February 04, 2016

Professor Mark Rausher has received the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists. The award was established in 1991 and...

Same Switches Program Taste and Smell in Fruit Flies

February 03, 2016

A new study sheds light on how fruit flies get their keen sense of smell. Duke University biologist Pelin Volkan and colleagues have...

Fred Nijhout wins Kowalevsky Medal!

February 01, 2016

Prof. Fred Nijhout has won the 2015 International A.O. Kowalevsky Medal, which is awarded annually by the St. Petersburg Society of...

New Way to Detect Human-Animal Diseases Tested in Lemurs

January 27, 2016

Advances in genetic sequencing are uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests can’t detect. In a study led by...

Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring goes to Sonke Johnsen

January 27, 2016

The Dean of the Graduate School will give the 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring to Prof. Sonke Johnsen. Congratulations to...

Dave McClay wins SDB Lifetime Achievement Award!

January 25, 2016

The Society for Developmental Biology has awarded its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor David McClay. The award is given...

New publication from Bhandawat Lab

January 19, 2016

Seung-hye Jeong is the lead author on a new paper from the Bhandawat Lab, "Odor-identity Dependent Motor Programs Underlie Behavioral...

Three Duke Biologists Among Most Highly-Cited Researchers

January 14, 2016

Congratulations to Philip Benfey, Xinnian Dong and Tai-Ping Sun for making it to the Thomson-Reuters List of Highly-Cited Researchers for...

Exciting New Research from Sherwood Lab!

January 13, 2016

David Sherwood and David Matus (former postdoc in the Sherwood Lab, now at SUNY-Stony Brook) have published exciting new findings abouta...

We Mourn the Passing of Professor Diana Nemergut

January 05, 2016

The Biology Department mourns the death of Professor Diana Nemergut on December 31, 2015.  We offer our condolences to her husband, Alan...

Broverman's work featured by Huffington Post

December 08, 2015

Huffington Post contributor Sonia Thompson highlighted Sherryl Broverman's work with WISER (Women's Institute of Secondary Education and...

Camouflaged Cuttlefish Employ Electrical Stealth

December 15, 2015

When you’re as soft and delicious as a cuttlefish, evading predators is a full-time job.  Not only do these squid-like creatures employ...

Duke Flags Lowered: Biomechanics Pioneer Steven Vogel Dies

December 14, 2015

Duke biologist Steven Vogel, whose eclectic research interests ranged from flying insects and fluttering leaves to swimming squid and...

With deep sadness

November 25, 2015

The Biology Department regrets to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Steven Vogel on November 24, 2015.  Teacher, researcher,...

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