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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

The role of ocean biogeochemical processes in the global carbon cycle and, particularly, the involvement of ocean processes in sequestering anthropogenic carbon dioxide are research topics which are now receiving a great deal of attention. A decade ago there was consensus that the ocean took up a... Full Profile »

L. Ryan Baugh

Associate Professor of Biology

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

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-4129

Phone: (919) 613-8179

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 interested in epigenetic... Full Profile »

Amy Bejsovec

Associate Professor of Biology

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

Campus Box: Box 90338, Dept. of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8162

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... 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: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7338

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Emily Snow Bernhardt

Professor of Biology

Office: Ffsc 3313, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0000

Phone: (919) 660-7318

I am an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist whose research is principally concerned with tracking the movement of elements through ecological systems. My research aims to document the extent to which the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems is being altered by land use change (... Full Profile »

Vikas Bhandawat

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: 225 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-1703

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... Full Profile »

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John Boynton, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Office: Biological Sciences 139A, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5828

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Robert N. Brandon

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 209 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3067

Robert N. Brandon (Ph.D. 1979, Harvard) joined the Duke Faculty in fall of 1979. He holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Biology . He has published articles in Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science... Full Profile »

Sherryl A. Broverman

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: Science Dr, 129 Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 668-0228

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.... Full Profile »

Nicolas Buchler

Assistant Professor of Biology

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

Campus Box: Box 90338, 137 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5701

Our lab is interested in the systems biology and evolution of epigenetic switches (bistability) and clocks (oscillators) in gene regulatory networks, two functions that are essential for patterning, cell proliferation, and differentiation in biological systems. We also study biochemical... Full Profile »