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Sheila N Patek

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8306

Fax: 919-660-7293

Lab web site: http://www.thepateklab.org/

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Zhen-Ming Pei

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 3102 Ffsc, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8152

Fax: 919-613-8177

My laboratory is interested in the early signaling events by which plants sense environmental signals and decode to give the appropriate responses. Upon perception of external signals, cell surface receptors trigger an increase in cytosolic free calcium concentration, which is mediated by ion channels. Our long-term goals are to identify these receptors and ion channels, isolate their interacting components, and assign molecular functions to them. Currently, we are using multidisciplinary... Full Profile »

Alyssa Perz

Lecturer

Office: 118 Academic Advising Center, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90697

Phone: (919) 684-6217

Fax: (919) 684-4515

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Kathleen M. Pryer

Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 358 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 660-7380

Fax: 919-660-7293

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

My research focuses on understanding the evolutionary relationships of ancient land plants, especially ferns and horsetails, by integrating evidence from morphology, molecules (DNA sequence data from multiple genes), and the fossil record. I use an explicit phylogenetic framework to examine the morphological evolution of various sporophytic and gametophytic characters within vascular plants, and to gain insight into the evolution of various life history traits and the body plans that typify... Full Profile »