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H. Frederik Nijhout

John Franklin Crowell Professor of Biology

Office: 322 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 684-2793

Fax: (919) 660-7293

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

Fred Nijhout is broadly interested in developmental physiology and in the interactions between development and evolution. He has several lines of research ongoing in his laboratory that on the surface may look independent from one another, but all share a conceptual interest in understanding how complex traits arise through, and are affected by, the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. 1) The control of polyphenic development in insects. This work attempts to understand how... Full Profile »

Mohamed A. F. Noor

Professor of Biology

Office: 130

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8156

Fax: 919-660-7293

Lab web site: http://sites.google.com/site/noorlabduke/

One of the greatest unsolved questions in biology is how continuous processes of evolutionary change produce the discontinuous groups known as species. For a many years, my team studied hybrid sterility and behavioral mate preferences using classical, QTL-based, or molecular genetic approaches on Drosophila species as model organisms. More recently, the availability of multiple whole-genome sequences (some public but especially those we have obtained ourselves) has dramatically enhanced the... Full Profile »

Stephen Nowicki

Professor of Biology

Office: 116 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90024

Phone: (919) 684-6950, (919) 668-3420

Fax: (919) 681-8997

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

The Nowicki Laboratory studies behavioral ecology and neuroethology, especially questions about the function, structure and evolution of animal signaling systems. Although birds serve as a common model system in the lab, Nowicki and his students have worked on a variety of organisms including invertebrates such as insects, spiders, shrimp and lobsters, and other vertebrates including lizards, dolphins and primates. Steve Nowicki’s long-time research associate (and wife) is Susan Peters.... Full Profile »