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Sarah Longo is the 2018 Outstanding Postdoc at Duke

October 25, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Longo, who has been named the Outstanding Postdoc at Duke for 2018! Sarah was nominated by her mentor, Sheila...

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in DCMB Available

October 09, 2018

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant / Associate...

Ariana Eily Receives Edgar T. Wherry Award

July 30, 2018

Biograd Ariana Eily (Pryer Lab) has received the 2018 Edgar T. Wherry Award from the Pteridological Section of the Botanical Society of...

Science and Art: Not So Different After All

July 20, 2018

"The Art of a Scientist," a new exhibit of scientific images and responses by local artists, is currently open at the Rubenstein Arts...

Pryer Lab first to sequence complete fern genomes

July 09, 2018

The Pryer Lab and collaborators have published the first two complete genomes among the ferns with a paper in Nature: Plants.  Authored by...

Eily and Garde Win Biology Graduate Teaching Awards

June 22, 2018

Every year the Biology Department recognizes graduate students who achieved excellence in their role as Teaching Assistants.  The award is...

Philip Benfey Symposium Held June 15

June 20, 2018

Nearly 60 people from across the world including Japan, Korea, Austria, France, Switzerland, Canada and all over the US gathered on Friday...

Graduation Day at WISER Girls Secondary School

June 15, 2018

Students at WISER Girls high school in rural Kenya (www.wisergirls.org), founded by Prof Sherryl Broverman, celebrate the graduation of the...

A Tradition of Excellence

June 13, 2018

Do shrimp have color vision? How could we possibly know? Recent Ph.D. graduates Patrick Green (Patek Lab) and Eleanor Caves (Johnsen Lab)...

Anne Lacey Receives Pillar of Excellence Award

May 10, 2018

DGS Assistant Anne Lacey has received one of the first Pillars of Excellence Awards from Dean Valerie Ashby.  These awards were created in...

Biomajor Pranalee Pratel Presents at AACR Meeting

May 08, 2018

Graduating senior Pranalee Patel, a Biology and Global Health major, has been chosen to present a poster on her independent study research...

Nijhout Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2018

Hearty congratulations to Professor Fred Nijhout on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Fred is one of 213 new...

Justin Wright Publishes in PNAS

April 24, 2018

Justin Wright, along with collaborator Jason Fridley of Syracuse University, has published a study of various factors affecting the re-...

Anne Yoder Named a Guggenheim Fellow

April 20, 2018

Anne Yoder is among 173 scholars and artists to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2018. These fellowships recognize "individuals who have...

The Biology Department Regrets to Announce the Death of Prof. Donald Fluke

April 19, 2018

Emeritus Professor Donald Fluke passed away on April 6, 2018, at the age of  95. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and came to...

BioMajor Eudora Miao receives multiple grants for independent study

April 17, 2018

Biology undergrad Ruolin "Eudora" Miao recently was recently awarded grants from the Mycological Society of America ($500) and Duke's...

Biology Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 11, 2018

Pranav Warman, a sophomore who is double-majoring in Biology and Computer Science, has been named a 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar by the ...

Michael Barnes Achieves Sustainability Certification

March 30, 2018

Greenhouse Supervisor Michael Barnes has been certified by the American Society of Agronomy as a Sustainability Specialist.  In order to...

Sad News: Death of Prof. Nicholas Gillham

March 23, 2018

The Department of Biology is saddened to report the death of Professor Nicholas Gillham on March 19, 2018.  Gillham received his Ph.D. from...

Rausher to be President of the Society for the Study of Evolution

February 19, 2018

The Society for the Study of Evolution has elected Prof. Mark Rausher President for the year 2019.  Congratulations!  In addition, Peng...

Patrick Green receives Mentoring Award

February 02, 2018

Graduate student Patrick Green has received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring for 2018!  Congratulations Patrick!  He is one of...

BioGrads Win 7 Sigma Xi Grants!

January 04, 2018

Congratulations to our BioGrads who have won an astonishing 7 Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research! Sigma Xi has made grants in aid of...

Duke Research Blog Profiles Kathleen Pryer

January 04, 2018

The Duke Research Blog has published a brief portrait of Professor Kathleen Pryer's journey into the world of ferns, from a field trip...

Biology Bootcamp Rebooted

December 06, 2017

The number of Ph.D. graduates in biological sciences continues to increase, while the number of tenure-track positions available is...

Tom Mitchell-Olds Named a AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2017

Prof. Tom Mitchell-Olds has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2017.  Congratulations, Tom...

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