Sheila N Patek

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 
014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 613-8306

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001

Green, PA, and Patek, SN. "Contests with deadly weapons: telson sparring in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)." Biology letters 11, no. 9 (September 2015): 20150558-. Full Text

Anderson, PSL, and Patek, SN. "Mechanical sensitivity reveals evolutionary dynamics of mechanical systems." Proceedings. Biological sciences 282, no. 1804 (April 2015): 20143088-. Full Text

Patek, SN. "The most powerful movements in biology." American Scientist 103, no. 5 (January 1, 2015): 330-337.

Patek, SN. "The Most Powerful Movements in Biology." AMERICAN SCIENTIST 103, no. 5 (2015): 28-35.

Patek, SN. "Materials science. Biomimetics and evolution." Science (New York, N.Y.) 345, no. 6203 (September 2014): 1448-1449. Full Text

Anderson, PSL, Claverie, T, and Patek, SN. "Levers and linkages: mechanical trade-offs in a power-amplified system." Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 68, no. 7 (July 2014): 1919-1933. Full Text

Blanco, MM, and Patek, SN. "Muscle trade-offs in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 68, no. 5 (May 2014): 1399-1414. Full Text

Cox, SM, Schmidt, D, Modarres-Sadeghi, Y, and Patek, SN. "A physical model of the extreme mantis shrimp strike: kinematics and cavitation of Ninjabot." Bioinspiration & biomimetics 9, no. 1 (March 2014): 016014-. Full Text

Patek, SN, and Mendoza Blanco, M. "The evolution of muscle in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution 68, no. 5 (2014): 1399-1414.

Claverie, T, and Patek, SN. "Modularity and rates of evolutionary change in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution 67, no. 11 (November 1, 2013): 3191-3207. Full Text

Pages

Rosario, MV, Dumont, ER, and Patek, SN. "Shrimp springs: how shape affects strength in energy storage." April 2013.

Patek, SN, Devries, MS, and Murphy, EAK. "What is fast?." April 2013.

Claverie, T, Chan, EK, and Patek, SN. "Shape, size and performance of a crustacean predatory appendage." July 2010.

Money, NP, Pringle, A, Patek, SN, Fischer, M, and Stolze, J. "Rapid discharge of mushroom spores." December 2005.

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