People

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Kieran M Samuk

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 613-8179

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Lindsay Saunders, Ph.D.

Lab Administrator

Office: 130 Science Dr, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-1779

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Philip Savoy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 684-6556

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Amy K. Schmid

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: 125 Science Dr, French Family Science Center 4105, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-4464

Although life science research has entered the post-genomic era, we still understand little about the diversity of microbial life on earth. Information is particularly lacking on microbial extremophiles, which thrive at the limits of life. Extremophiles can be found in deep-sea hydrothermal vents under high pressure and temperature, saturated salt lakes, and polar icecaps. Many of these organisms are members of the third domain of life, the archaea. How do these microorganisms cope with an... Full Profile »

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Kristin Caruana Scott

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Office: 213 Research Drive, CARL Building Room 367 DUMC 3054, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Duke Box 3054, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 684-7938

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Richard B. Searles

Professor Emeritus of Botany

Office: 049 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-7336

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Jessica Selby

Postdoctoral Associate

Office: Room 137 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 3649

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A. Jonathan Shaw

Professor of Biology

Office: Rm 139, Bio Phy Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-7344

My research centers on the evolution and diversity of bryophytes. Current projects in the lab include molecular phylogenetic analyses of familial and ordinal level relationships in the arthrodontous mosses, studies of hybridization using molecular and morphological markers, and investigations of cryptic speciation within geographically widespread species... Full Profile »

David R. Sherwood

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-8192

Our research is directed at elucidating mechanisms underlying morphogenetic processes in development. We primarily use the model system C. elegans in our research, and combine powerful genetic and systems biology approaches with live-cell imaging to address three main topics:   Tissue Remodeling and Connection A major focus of the lab is the understanding of mechanisms underlying uterine-vulval attachment. A key aspect of this process is the invasion of a single uterine cell,... Full Profile »

Nina Tang Sherwood

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology

Office: Box 90338 137 Bio Sciences, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Science Drive, 371D Biosci, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-8658

We use Drosophila melanogaster as a model to understand nervous system development and function. In a genetic screen for molecules important to these processes, we discovered the fly ortholog of the spastin gene, which when mutated in humans leads to a progressive neurodegenerative disease called Autosomal-Dominant Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (AD-HSP). Individuals with AD-HSP have difficulty walking, sometimes from as early as childhood, and can end up confined to wheelchairs. We have shown... Full Profile »

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Christopher F Shreve

Instructor, Non-Tenure Track of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-2793

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Robert Shriver

Research Assistant, Ph D Student

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James N. Siedow

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 3105 French Science Centre, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5445

Physiological, biochemical and molecular studies of plant oxidative processes. Research in my laboratory studies metabolic processes related to aerobic respiration in plants and fungi. Specifically, this research involves isolating and characterizing the structural and regulatory features of the cyanide-resistant "alternative" oxidase associated with all plant and many fungal mitochondria. The mechanism of action of a regulatory sulfhydryl-disulfide system on the alternative oxidase and its... Full Profile »

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Crystal Sierra

Lab Administrator

Phone: (919) 660-7327

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Marie Simonin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 660-7372

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Stacey Smalls Everett

Lab Technician

Office: 4230 French Family Science Center(FFSC), Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-8739

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Jerome Smith

Botanical Horticulture Technician

Office: Phytotron Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90340, Durham, NC 27708-0340

Phone: (919) 660-7400

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Kathleen Kovalevski Smith

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 122 Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-3402

I am interested in the functional and evolutionary morphology of vertebrates. My research has included the functional and phylogenetic significance of variations in form of craniofacial structures in squamate reptiles and mammals, the biomechanics of a class of structures called musculohydrostats, and the roles of adaptive evolution and constraint in morphological diversification. My current focus is on the relation between evolutionary and developmental processes, with particular focus on... Full Profile »

Randy Smith

Departmental Manager

Office: 139A Bio Sci

Phone: (919) 684-5828, (919) 998-9411

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Todd H Smith

Lab Research Analyst II

Office: Phytotron, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90340, Durham, NC 27708-0340

Phone: (919) 660-7420

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Ashley Sobel

Research Associate

Office: 011 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 602 400 5556

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Eric P. Spana

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 0050 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-8208

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Mindy Sponsel

Associate In Research

Office: 4204 FFSC Building, 90338, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-8175

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John E. R. Staddon

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience

Office: 242 Soc/psych Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708-0086

Phone: (919) 493-4398

John Staddon is interested in the evolution and mechanisms of animal learning. Current topics are timing and memory, feeding regulation, and the ways in which pigeons and rats adapt to reward schedules. Experimental work involves individual animals in computer-controlled environments, where we manipulate the reward and stimulus conditions and try to understand the rules animals follow as they adapt to these changes. Theoretical work involves both analytical and computer-simulation studies... Full Profile »

Boyd Strain, PH.D.

Professor Emeritus

Campus Box: Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 384-2051

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Tai-ping Sun

Professor of Biology

Office: 3104 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 613-8166

The diterpenoid phytohormone gibberellin (GA) plays pivotal roles in regulating growth and development throughout the life cycle of higher plants. Mutations affecting GA biosynthesis or GA response were the key to control plant stature in wheat and rice that led to dramatically increased grain yield and contributed greatly to the success of the ‘Green Revolution’ in the 1960s. Although the GA biosynthetic pathway had been characterized biochemically, little was known about the sites of GA... Full Profile »

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Devjanee Swain- Lenz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Phone: (919) 668-6249

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David Swofford

Research Scientist, Senior

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

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-4129

Phone: (919) 668-4591

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