Faculty

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Richard T. Barber

Harvey W. Smith Professor Emeritus of Biological Oceanography in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Office: Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7578

Fax: 252-504-7648

Full Profile »

L. Ryan Baugh

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 4314 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8179

Lab web site: http://www.biology.duke.edu/baughlab

We study nutritional control of development in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. We are interested in the signaling pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that enable the worm to reversibly arrest development and resist stress in response to starvation. We are also investigating epigenetic mechanisms responsible for transgenerational effects of starvation. Full Profile »

Amy Bejsovec

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: Rm. 4312 French Family Science Center, Dept. of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8162

Fax: (919) 613-8177

Lab web site: http://sites.duke.edu/bejsoveclab/

My laboratory explores the molecular mechanisms of pattern formation in developing embryos. We focus on the Wingless(Wg)/Wnt class of secreted growth factor: these molecules promote cell-cell communication leading to important cell fate decisions during the development of both vertebrate and invertebrate embryos. In addition, this highly conserved pathway is essential for maintaining stem cell populations and is associated with human cancers when inappropriately activated in adult tissues. Wg/... Full Profile »

Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Professor of Biology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 660-7338

Lab web site: http://www.biology.duke.edu/benfeylab

Full Profile »

Emily Snow Bernhardt

Professor of Biology

Office: Ffsc 3313, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 660-7318

Lab web site: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-9940-2011

I am broadly interested in the capacity of ecosystems to retain nutrients and energy, particularly in the face of human accelerated environmental change. My research primarily focuses on how ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycles are altered by climate and land cover change. The majority of my research to date has taken place in aquatic ecosystems, I think about biogeochemistry in a watershed context and am working in upland and floodplain soils as well as stream channels and wetlands in my... Full Profile »

Vikas Bhandawat

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: 225 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 684-1703

Lab web site: http://biology.duke.edu/bhandawatlab/

THE GOAL: A major goal in neuroscience is to understand how neural circuits represent sensory information or guide behavior. Because of the complexity of our nervous system it is often difficult to pinpoint the neurons that participate in a given task. Our overall aim is to map out “complete circuits” underlying simple and complex behaviors and understand neural computations with a knowledge of this complete circuit in hand. APPROACH: We will focus on the relatively simple brain of Drosophila... Full Profile »

Robert N. Brandon

Professor of Biology

Office: 209 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90743

Phone: (919) 660-3067

Fax: (919) 660-3060

Full Profile »

Sherryl A. Broverman

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: 307B Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 668-0228

Fax: (919) 660-7293

Lab web site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zwcbUsZ73g

How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses. Developing international science courses. The factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in... Full Profile »

Virginia Schmitt Bryan

Senior Research Scientist

Office: 365 Bio Sci

Campus Box: 90342

Phone: (919) 660-7298

Fax: (919) 660-7293

Full Profile »

Nicolas Buchler

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Rm 2353a, CIEMAS Bldg, 101 Science Drive, Duke Box 3382, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: 3382

Phone: (919) 699-8209

Fax: (919) 668-0795

Lab web site: http://buchler.phy.duke.edu/

Full Profile »