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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...

Katia Koelle One of Popular Science's "Brilliant Ten"

September 22, 2014

Popular Science has selected Katia Koelle as one of their "Brilliant Ten," which features ten of the "brightest young minds reshaping...

In Plain English: John Mercer

August 11, 2015

Before going to college John Mercer joined the Navy.  See the world!  Experience life!  After much training John became a reactor operator...

In Plain English: Paul Magwene

August 11, 2015

Deep in the darkest recesses of a cell something determines its fate:  How will it react to food or famine?  Should it grow and divide?  ...

In Plain English: Chantal Reid

June 29, 2015

Chantal Reid is excited about teaching “How Plants Feed and Fuel the World.” She and Jim Siedow have taught it before, but this time is...

In Plain English: Zhen-Ming Pei

June 29, 2015

Zhen-Ming Pei wants to understand how plants sense basic aspects of their environment: salt, temperature and most of all, water. They do...

In Plain English: John Willis

August 11, 2015

John Willis loves figuring things out--specifically, how the wildflower Mimulus adapts to different environments. Colonies adapt to...

In Plain English: Alec Motten

August 11, 2015

Alec Motten is excited about bioluminescence—live creatures that glow in the dark.  The lab for Organismal Diversity gives him an excuse to...

In Plain English: Vikas Bhandawat

August 07, 2015

Vikas Bhandawat chose to study the sense of smell in fruit flies because it is so much simpler than sight. Less than 10,000 neurons! But...

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