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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...

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...

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