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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...

Manos, McVay et al. reveal origins of white and red oaks

October 19, 2017

Paul Manos and John McVay have joined with Andrew Hipp at the Morton Arboretum and other colleagues from the University of Minnesota and...

Sherryl Broverman Honored by Kappa Alpha Theta

September 28, 2017

Associate Professor of the Practice Sherryl Broverman has been selected by Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as one of its 2016-2017 Outstanding...

NSF awards major grant to Jon Shaw!

September 20, 2017

Prof. Jon Shaw has won a Dimensions of Biodiversity Award from the National Science Foundation. The Program "links functional, genetic and...

Laura Bagge's Trip in ALVIN the Submarine

August 04, 2017

Graduate student Laura Bagge (Johnsen Lab) went to a most unusual spot for her field work last summer--the edge of the continental shelf...

Patek Collaborates on Mechanics of Fungal Spores

August 04, 2017

Prof. Sheila Patek is a co-author on a recently published paper exploring the mechanics of fungal spores (“Asymmetric drop coalescence...

Nijhout Lab Brings Insects to Perkins Library

July 21, 2017

Graduate students Kenneth McKenna and Rick Gawne have brought some of the Nijhout lab's many specimens to the atrium of Perkins Library,...

Emily Yang Receives JBC/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award!

July 07, 2017

Graduate student Emily Yang received a JBC/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award at the 2017 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research...

Edgar Medina Scores Another Double for Duke Bio!

June 22, 2017

Hurrah for Edgar Medina and the Buchler Lab, who have papers out in PNAS and PLoS Genetics!  The first paper, “Conservation and divergence...

Dong Lab Scores a Double in Nature!

June 09, 2017

Most labs would be content with getting a single paper into a leading journal like Nature, but the Dong Lab has published two...

Khalid Hameed Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

May 23, 2017

Winrock International, a charity founded by Winthrop Rockefeller to focus on development and agriculture, nominated Khalid Hameed for the...

Campbell and Coughlan Win TA Training Award

May 12, 2017

Ryan Campbell and Jenn Coughlan have received the Biology Department's TA Training Award for their work on Bio 202L, "Genetics and...

Abbe LaBella Wins Forever Duke Leadership Award

May 12, 2017

The Alumni Affairs office has institued a new award for graduating students "who have exhibited extraordinary leadership during their time...

Congratulations to Anne Yoder!

May 05, 2017

Congratulations to Anne Yoder!  Anne has been named the Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology. 

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