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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 and...

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...

Sheila Patek Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

April 09, 2015

The Biology Department proudly announces that The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a fellowship to Prof. Sheila Patek...

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...

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