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Biograds win NSF pre-doc fellowships!

April 08, 2015

Jennifer Gredler (Noor Lab), Kevin Lehner (Benfey Lab), Leslie Slota (McClay Lab) and Allan Castillo (matriculating, Rausher Lab) have all...

Abbe LaBella Elected President of Graduate and Professional Student Council

April 03, 2015

Graduate Student Abbe LaBella (Cunningham Lab) has been elected President of the Graduate and Professional Student Council.  Props to Abbe...

Kathleen Donohue Elected President of American Society of Naturalists

March 23, 2015

Professor Kathleen Donohue has been elected the President of the American Society of Naturalists.  Founded in 1883, the society publishes...

In Plain English: Julie Noor

March 23, 2015

As Lab Coordinator for the Gateway to Genetics and Evolution course Julie Noor is responsible for designing and implementing experiments...

In Plain English: Diana Nemergut

March 18, 2015

In 1995 Diana Nemergut was one of the first Americorps volunteers, and helped to build community gardens in New Orleans.  It changed her...

Professor Emeritus Terry Johnson Has Passed Away

March 09, 2015

The Biology Department regrets to announce the passing of former Professor and Chair of Botany Terry Johnson, on February 26, 2015.  Prof...

Eric Spana to Speak at Wizard World March 15

March 05, 2015

Assistant Professor of the Practice Eric Spana will speak on March 15 at the Wizard World convention in Raleigh.  His topic is "Harry...

Joanna Rifkin garners two awards

March 03, 2015

Joanna Rifkin, graduate student in the Rausher lab, has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement grant to extend her studies...

Bio Grads Lead Professional Development Class

February 19, 2015

It's a fact: only 10 to 20% of biomedical and basic science Ph.D.s find careers in academia.  Recently the Graduate School offered funding...

JSTOR Daily Features Maggie Wagner's Research

January 20, 2015

Maggie Wagner's work on soil microbes in Idaho has the potential to improve crop yields and address the problem of world hunger.  It's a...

Congratulations to Recipients of Sigma Xi Research Grants!

January 16, 2015

Duke University has won eight student research awards from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.  This was twice as many as the next...

Science Magazine Features Duke Research at Amboseli

January 09, 2015

Science magazine has published a feature on the renowned Amboseli Baboon Research Project, covering its history from the beginning under...

Alison Hill Receives Paletz Funding

January 09, 2015

Alison Hill has been awarded $2325 through the David L. Paletz Call for Innovative Course Enhancements.  Alison requested funding to...

Recent Faculty Publications

December 17, 2014

Congratulations to Biology faculty who have recently published! Susan Alberts et al., "Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and...

Grad Students Win Leakey Foundation Awards!

December 11, 2014

Amanda Lea (Tung/Alberts Labs), Emily McLean (Alberts Lab), and Michael Granatosky (Schmitt Lab) have won Research Grants from the Leakey...

Emily Bernhardt Named a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow

December 10, 2014

The Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University has named Prof. Emily Bernhardt one of 20 Leopold Leadership Fellows.  The...

Wray et al. Square Up for Debate

December 04, 2014

Greg Wray headed a team that took the "No" position on the question "Does Evolutionary Theory Need a Rethink?" (Nature 514, 161-164, 09...

Botanical Society of America Recognizes Dukies

December 03, 2014

Catherine Rushworth (Mitchell-Olds Lab) has been awarded the J. S. Karling Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposal, "Insights into...

Grad Students Win NSF Dissertation Awards!

November 25, 2014

Erin McKenney, Sheena Faherty (both from the Yoder Lab) and Amanda Lea (Tung/Alberts Labs) have all won Doctoral Dissertation Research...

Biomajor's Research Featured in DukeTODAY

November 13, 2014

Biomajor Jasmine Thompson's research on killifish and environmental toxins is featured in DukeTODAY.  Jasmine is working with Richard Di...

In Plain English: Alyssa Perz-Edwards

November 05, 2014

Alyssa Perz-Edwards works far away on East Campus as Assistant Dean for pre-health majors. She works with many students but her special...

In Plain English: Dave McClay

November 05, 2014

How does the embryo build itself? asks Dave McClay. It starts with a single cell containing the complete DNA instructions, but some cells...

Yoder publishes on biodiversity in Madagascar

October 15, 2014

Anne Yoder and former postdoc Jason Borwn (CCNY) have published "A necessarily complex model to explain the biogeography of reptiles and...

The Camel Gets its Plaque

September 24, 2014

On Monday the 22nd of September the Biology Department dedicated a plaque in honor of Knut Schmidt-Nielsen at the statue of Knut and the...

Sherwood Lab Featured in ScienceNews

September 22, 2014

ScienceNews recently featured research from David Sherwood's Lab on invadopodia, foot-like cell protrusions characteristic of metastatic...

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