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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...

Student Composer Meshes Two Musical Traditions

April 30, 2015

Harish Eswaran spent his senior year at Duke bringing music to life. For his senior project, the biology and music major composed his...

Emily Bernhardt Receives Humboldt Foundation Research Prize

June 22, 2015

Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Prize to Professor Emily Bernhardt in...

Sheena Faherty Receives AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship

April 28, 2015

Sheena Faherty has received a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for the summer of 2015.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science...

Biograds Score with the Graduate School!

April 22, 2015

Congratulations to these Biology students who have received awards from the Graduate School! International Dissertation Research Travel...

American Society of Naturalist Student Research Awards

April 10, 2015

Jennifer Coughlin (Willis Lab) and Brenna Forester have received Student Research Awards from the American Society of Naturalists.  The...

Biograds DDIG it!

April 10, 2015

Six Biology graduate students have won Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation.  Congratulations are...

Schmid Lab gets Energy Initiative Funding

April 09, 2015

Prof. Amy Schmid's lab has been awarded funding from the Energy Initiative to study metabolic pathways in Archaea, single-celled...

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