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Jill Danforth

Grants & Contracts Administrator, Senior

Office: 125 Science Drive, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 125 Science Drive, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7401

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Xinnian Dong

Arts and Sciences Professor of Biology in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 4213 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8176

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, my laboratory studies the mechanisms of plant defense against microbial pathogens. We focus on a specific response known as systemic acquired resistance (SAR). SAR, which can be induced by a local infection, provides the plants with long lasting, systemic resistance against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Salicylic acid (SA; an... Full Profile »

Kathleen Donohue

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 226, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-6095

We investigate the genetic basis of adaptation, including the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects, niche construction, dispersal, and mechanisms of multilevel natural selection. Full Profile »

Christine M. Drea

Earl D. McLean Professor

Office: 129 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90383, 08 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0383

Phone: (919) 660-7367

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Tanya Duncan

Postdoctoral Associate

Office: 137 Bio Sciences, 130 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 3649

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