Sheila N Patek

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

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


  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001

Spagna, JC, Vakis, AI, Schmidt, CA, Patek, SN, Zhang, X, Tsutsui, ND, and Suarez, AV. "Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants." J Exp Biol 211, no. Pt 14 (July 2008): 2358-2368. Full Text

Patek, SN, Nowroozi, BN, Baio, JE, Caldwell, RL, and Summers, AP. "Linkage mechanics and power amplification of the mantis shrimp's strike." J Exp Biol 210, no. Pt 20 (October 2007): 3677-3688. Full Text

Patek, SN, and Baio, JE. "The acoustic mechanics of stick slip friction in the California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus)." J Exp Biol 210, no. Pt 20 (October 2007): 3538-3546. Full Text

Spagna, JC, Patek, SN, Vakis, AI, and Suarez, AV. "Extreme forces and jaw size variation in trap-jaw ants." INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 46 (December 2006): E134-E134.

Baio, JE, Serafin, S, and Patek, SN. "Acoustic mechanics of stick and slip friction in California spiny lobsters (Panulirus interruptus)." INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 46 (December 2006): E167-E167.

Shipp, LE, and Patek, SN. "Two sides to sound production: behavior and pulse patterns in spiny lobsters." INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 46 (December 2006): E250-E250.

Patek, SN, Baio, JE, Fisher, BL, and Suarez, AV. "Multifunctionality and mechanical origins: ballistic jaw propulsion in trap-jaw ants." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103, no. 34 (August 22, 2006): 12787-12792. Full Text

Patek, SN, and Caldwell, RL. "The stomatopod rumble: Low frequency sound production in Hemisquilla californiensis." MARINE AND FRESHWATER BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSIOLOGY 39, no. 2 (June 2006): 99-111. Full Text

Pringle, A, Patek, SN, Fischer, M, Stolze, J, and Money, NP. "The captured launch of a ballistospore." Mycologia 97, no. 4 (July 2005): 866-871.