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Biology Student Accomplishments

May 24, 2019

Duke and the Biology Department have recognized a number of Biology students for their accomplishments during their student career: Ariana...

Gustavo Silva Co-founds Duke Black Think Tank

May 17, 2019

Assistant Professor Gustavo Silva has joined with other junior faculty to establish the Duke Black Think Tank (BTT), with a view to...

Faculty Accomplishments

May 17, 2019

The Biology Department is pleased to announce that Pelin Volkan has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, and...

Susan Alberts Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2019

At its 2019 Annual Meeting, held April 27 - 30, the National Academy of Sciences elected Professor Susan Alberts to membership. Well done,...

BioGrads Compete for Fellowships

April 25, 2019

Several current and incoming Biology graduate students have competed for Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation...

Mark Rausher Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 25, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Mark Rausher, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Academy was...

Rachel Roston's Work Featured in Duke Today

April 17, 2019

Grad Student Rachel Roston is featured in Duke Today for her work on whale skulls.  Cetacean skulls are remarkably different from those of...

Mohamed Noor Wins Stephen J. Gould Prize

April 17, 2019

Our heartiest congratulations go to Mohamed Noor for winning the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded annually by the Society for the Study of...

JP Gibert Wins Jasper Loftus-Hills Award

February 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Jean Philippe Gibert has been awarded a Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award by the American Society of...

Nina Sherwood Participates in Intellectual Community Grant

February 12, 2019

Nina Sherwood will join faculty from other departments, as well as staff, administrators, and students, in a working group to explore ways...

New Paper from Sherwood Lab On Effects of MMP Enzymes on Cell Invasion

February 06, 2019

Laura Kelley and colleagues from the Sherwood Lab show that invasive cells adapt their invasion program in the absence of matrix...

Doctoral Program Wins the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence!

February 01, 2019

The Ph.D. Program in Biology has been selected to receive the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education....

Lutzoni et al. Publish on Evolution of Plants and Fungi

January 23, 2019

Francois Lutzoni, together with Jolanta Miadlikowska, David Swofford, and colleagues at other institutions, has published an important...

Niba Nirmal Appointed Yale Ciencia Scholar

January 14, 2019

UPGG student Niba Nirmal has recently received two honors: she was named a 2020 Yale Ciencia Scholar, and she was featured in the Volunteer...

AAAS Names Greg Wray a Fellow

November 28, 2018

Prof. Greg Wray is one of six Duke faculty to be named a lifetime Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  The...

BioMajor Kushal Kadakia Wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 19, 2018

The Department of Biology proudly congratulates Kushal Kadakia on the receipt of a Rhodes Scholarship, which fully funds a degree at Oxford...

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)...

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