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Carla J Neville

Senior Grants & Contracts Administrator

Office: 139DE Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8178

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R. Bruce Nicklas

Arthur S. Pearse Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 371E Biological Sciences Bldg., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 91000

Phone: (919) 613-8196

I am now retired and my lab is closed. In the past, we pushed chromosomes around by micromanipulation to learn more about chromosome movement in mitosis. We tugged on chromosomes to measure the forces produced by the spindle and chopped spindles apart to locate the motor for chromosome movement. Most recently we pulled on chromosomes to learn to connect cell mechanics with the molecular biology of a cell cycle checkpoint. The checkpoint monitors chromosome attachment to the spindle and helps... Full Profile »

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 »

Juliet Noor

Lecturer in the Department of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8224

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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 »

Nicole Nova

Affiliate

Office: 251 Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90338

Fax: 919-660-7293

Lab web site: http://sites.duke.edu/koelle/

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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 »