ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

One of several undergraduate courses on experimental physics techniques suitable for physics and biophysics majors. Identical in content and method to Physics 364L except it requires two half semester advanced laboratory projects for one full semester credit. Biophysics-related laboratory projects are available. Includes written and oral presentation of results. Instructor: Bomze, staff

Duke Research Blog Profiles Kathleen Pryer

The Duke Research Blog has published a brief portrait of Professor Kathleen Pryer's journey into the world of ferns, from a field trip sparking her interest to a cover paper in Nature, and beyond. The post was written by Isaac Poarch, a student at the North Carolina School of Science and Math.  Isaac was doing an internship with the Office of News and Communications and did a lovely job.

Rylee Hackley Wins Sigma Xi Grant

Congratulations to Rylee Hackley!  The Genetics and Genomics Program student won a Sigma Xi grant for her project, "Evolution of a Global Metabolic Network in Halophilic Archaea." Sigma Xi has made grants in aid of research to students in all areas of science and engineering since 1922. Congratulations, Rylee!

GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

Introduction to principles transmission genetics and evolution. Includes Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, quantitative genetics, genetic mapping, evidence for evolution, natural selection, genetic drift, kin selection, speciation, molecular evolution, phylogenetic analysis. Relevance to human family and social structure, evolution of infectious disease, human hereditary disorders, social implications of genetic knowledge. Instructor: Bejsovec, Noor, Rausher, Willis, or Staff

GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

Introduction to principles transmission genetics and evolution. Includes Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, quantitative genetics, genetic mapping, evidence for evolution, natural selection, genetic drift, kin selection, speciation, molecular evolution, phylogenetic analysis. Relevance to human family and social structure, evolution of infectious disease, human hereditary disorders, social implications of genetic knowledge. Instructor: Bejsovec, Noor, Rausher, Willis, or Staff

Tom Mitchell-Olds Named a AAAS Fellow

Prof. Tom Mitchell-Olds has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2017.  Congratulations, Tom!  The AAAS is the largest scientific society in the world and seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."  The Fellows are recognized for contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.  Previous honorees include Thomas Edison and Margaret Mead, as well as scientists who subsequetly received the Nobel Prize.

COMP PHYSIOL MARINE ANIMALS

Physiology of marine animals with emphasis on comparisons between marine vertebrates and humans. Focus on physiological processes including gas exchange, circulation, osmoregulation, metabolism, thermoregulation, endocrine, neural control and sensory systems. Lectures and laboratories illustrate the methodology, analysis techniques, and written reporting of physiological research. Open to undergraduates only under Biology or Environ 278LA. Four units (fall, spring); six units (summer). Taught in Beaufort. Instructor: Wise or staff

GENOMICS OF ADAPTATION

Contemporary studies of how populations and species evolved adaptations to their ecological habitats. Focus on modern methods of genome mapping and sequence data and analysis in wild populations that can identify genetic changes that contributed to ecological adaptations. Emphasis on case studies of genomics of adaptation in plant and animal systems, including humans and our adaptations to environments that our ancestors encountered as they colonized diverse habitats throughout the world.