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Lichens Make Sunscreen! says Former Lutzoni Postdoc

September 03, 2015

Ester Gaya, formerly a postdoc in the Lutzoni Lab and now a Research Leader at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has published some of the...

Cari Ficken Wins Best Student Presentation Award at ESA

August 26, 2015

Grad Student Cari Ficken (Wright Lab) received the New Phytologist Best Student Presentation Award at the Ecological Society of America's...

Laurie Stevison Wins John Maynard Smith Prize 2014

August 19, 2015

Laurie Stevison, alumna of the Noor Lab, was awarded the John Maynard Smith Prize 2014 at the recent meeting of the European Society for...

Ko-Hsuan Chen Receives MSA Graduate Fellowship

August 12, 2015

Graduate student Ko-Hsuan Chen (Lutzoni Lab) has received a Graduate Fellowship from the Mycological Society of America. Only two of...

‘Caveman Instincts’ May Favor Baritone Politicians

August 10, 2015

When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it’s not just what they say that matters -- it’s also how they say it. A...

Starvation Effects Handed Down for Generations

August 06, 2015

Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in roundworms. The effects are what Duke...

Plant Light Sensors Came From Ancient Algae

July 28, 2015

The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of...

Michael Barnes Now a Certified Crop Advisor

July 22, 2015

Greenhouse Supervisor Michael Barnes has been granted certification as a Crop Advisor from the North Carolina CCA Board. The...

Sherryl Broverman Receives William E. Bennett Award

July 09, 2015

Sherryl Broverman has been honored with the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The Award is...

BioGrad Patrick Green Shows How Shrimp Punch

June 25, 2015

Patrick Green (Patek Lab) presented research on territorial mantis shrimp at the June 2015 meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in...

Island Rodents Take On Nightmarish Proportions

June 22, 2015

Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized...

Dual Internal Clocks Keep Plant Defenses on Schedule

June 22, 2015

Time management isn’t just important for busy people -- it’s critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological...

Model Could Help Counteract Poisoning from Popular Painkiller

June 22, 2015

New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol...

Patek Lab Wins Department of Defense Funding

June 22, 2015

The Patek Lab has won funding through the Department of Defense program "Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative." This highly-...

Schmid Lab Featured in NSF Blog

June 22, 2015

Amy Schmid's lab recently published a study of oxidative stress in Archaea in PLoS Genetics, "A Regulatory Hierarchy Controls the Dynamic...

Magwene Lab Unveils Genomes of Yeast Strains

June 22, 2015

The Magwene Lab, in collaboration with John McCusker's Lab (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology) has published the genomes of 93 different...

Biology Professors Take on Duke Leadership Roles

June 22, 2015

In the 2015-2016 academic year, Prof. Philip Benfey will chair the provost's advisory committee on Appointments Promotion and Tenure (APT...

Study Reveals How Eastern U.S. Forests Came to Be

May 20, 2015

Plant hunters traveling between North America and Asia in the 1800s noticed a bizarre pattern: collections they brought back from China...

Duke Biologists Win Mercer Award

June 22, 2015

Prof. Emily Bernhardt led a team of current and former Duke ecologists in writing a paper which has now received the Mercer Award from the...

Brooks Teaching Award Goes to Eric Spana

June 22, 2015

Congratulations to Eric Spana, who has received the David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Award for Teaching in the Natural Sciences.  The award...

Duke Inducts New Members into Phi Beta Kappa

May 08, 2015

The nation’s oldest academic honor society inducted 166 Duke University juniors, seniors and alumni in Reynolds Theater on Thursday, May...

Congratulations to Biology's Graduating Seniors!

June 22, 2015

The Biology Department proudly announces Commencement prizes:    •     The Horn Award – Matthew Pun    •     The Rast Award – Cassidy...

Duke Announces 2015 Distinguished Professors

May 01, 2015

Duke University has awarded distinguished professorships to 19 members of its faculty. Another four were inducted into the Bass Society of...

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