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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...

Armaleo et al. Publish on Lichen Symbiosis

August 30, 2019

Daniele Armaleo and collaborators from nine countries have published the first parallel genomic analysis of the two main symbiotic partners...

Pei Lab Publishes in Nature Magazine

August 27, 2019

Nature has published a ground-breaking paper by the Pei Lab on how plants perceive salt in the August 13 issue, “Plant cell-...

NY Times Singles out Patek Research

August 15, 2019

An August 8 article in the New York Times cast a spotlight on Sheila Patek’s research.  At center stage was the larva of the gall...

Giant Squid Filmed by NOAA Research Team

June 24, 2019

Professor Sönke Johnsen joined a team of researchers on the NOAA Research Vessel Point Sur to explore animal life in the midnight zone of...

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...

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