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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,... 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, the adaptive value of epigenetic modifications, niche construction, dispersal, and mechanisms of multilevel natural selection. Full Profile »