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Raul Zavaliev leads team to reveal enzymatic function of NPR1

September 11, 2020

The journal Cell has published a new study by Dr. Raul Zavaliev and colleagues in Xinnian Dong’s group. Formation of NPR1...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

September 02, 2020

Take it from Carlos Taboada, postdoc in the Johnson Lab.  He and his collaborators have published a deep dive into frogs’ green coloration...

BioGrad Alex Davis Illuminates the Midnight Zone

August 31, 2020

Davis, with colleagues in the Johnsen Lab and the Smithsonian, trawled Monterey Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for fish living a mile deep,...

The Oaks Rule, says Paul Manos

August 14, 2020

How did the oaks come to rule North American forests?  As champions of diversification and hybridization the oaks both became essential...

Sherwood Lab Publishes on Basement Membranes

July 30, 2020

With such a prosaic name, you’d think basement membranes were no big deal-a stable substrate for cellular activity.  But the Sherwood lab...

Alex Davis and Sonke Johnson on the Hatchetfish

July 20, 2020

Biograd Alex Davis and Sonke Johnson et al. have published “Evidence That Eye-Facing Photophores Serve as a Reference for...

Volkan Lab Publishes in Science Advances

June 15, 2020

Bio Grad Songhui Zhao, Neurobiology grad Bryson Deanhardt (co-first authors), and Professor Pelin Volkan have published significant...

How a Master Teacher Transitions to Teaching Online

May 21, 2020

Like many Duke faculty Sherryl Broverman was forced to convert her class “AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases” from a large lecture addressing...

Lauren Smith and Steve Haase Publish Major Finding on Malaria

May 15, 2020

Biograd Lauren Smith and Associate Professor Steve Haase have published a new paper in Science, "An Intrinsic Oscillator Drives the...

Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 11, 2020

The Faculty and Staff of the Department of Biology offer their heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2020.  One hundred sixty-four...

Nijhout Sand Table Makes Its Own Art!

May 01, 2020

Everybody gets a little stir-crazy in lockdown, and Duke faculty are no exception.  Professor Fred Nijhout used his enforced isolation to...

Jim Clark Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2020

Jim Clark, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Biology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  The Academy...

Sheila Patek Named a Bass Fellow

April 27, 2020

Congratulations to new Bass Fellow Sheila Patek!  Sheila was named the Mrs. Alexander Heymeyer Professor of Biology on April 25.  The Bass...

Laura Naslund (Class of 2019) Publishes Honors Thesis

April 07, 2020

Biomajor and 2019 Horn Prize winner Laura Naslund has published her honors thesis work in Environmental Science and Technology. ...

Interview with Sherryl Broverman on the Aaron Keck Show

April 01, 2020

Professor of the Practice Sherryl Broverman was interviewed by  Aaron Keck for her expertise in pandemics and Global Health (April 1, 2020...

New Agreement with Leica Enhances Light Microscopy at Duke

March 10, 2020

A new collaboration between Duke University and Leica Microsystems, Inc., has created the Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence at the...

Gustavo Silva Named an Inspiring Black Scientist

February 06, 2020

Gustavo Monteiro Silva has been named one of 100 inspiring black scientists in the Crosstalk Blog of Cell Press.  A. J. Hinton (University...

BioMajor Peishu Li Publishes on Panda Anatomy

January 24, 2020

The Journal of Anatomy has published a paper by graduating senior Peishu Li and Kathleen Smith, "Comparative skeletal anatomy of neonatal...

Benfey Lab Publishes in Nature

January 08, 2020

The Benfey Lab has presented an important new finding in a recent issue of Nature, RGF1 controls root meristem size through ROS...

"Making a Lichen Together"

January 03, 2020

The Joint Genome Institute in the Department of Energy featured a news article on a recent paper by Daniele Armaleo et al. in BMC Genomics...

Baby Yoda Inspires Speculation; Noor and Spana Oblige

December 13, 2019

The latest episode of the Star Wars saga, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, has introduced a brand-new character with no backstory:  Baby...

Biomajor Scores Trip Through the Clouds

November 27, 2019

Biology major Joy Duer was definitely intrigued when she heard that she could win a ride in an F-15 fighter if she helped personnel ant...

Congratulations to Professor Jenny Tung

October 17, 2019

We join the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology in congratulating Associate Professor Jenny Tung on winning a MacArthur Fellowship. ...

Duke Research Blog Features BioMajor's Photography

October 02, 2019

BioMajor Thomas Barlow is making a name for himself as a nature photographer; the Duke Research Blog recently featured some of his work.  ...

Susan Alberts Receives 2019 Distinguished Primatologist Award

September 09, 2019

The American Society of Primatologists has given its 2019 Distinguished Primatologist Award to Prof. Susan Alberts in recognition of her...

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