Faculty

Susan C. Alberts

Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7272

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Daniele Armaleo

Daniele Armaleo

Associate Professor of the Practice Emerita of Biology

Office: 0052 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7326

My research centers on the developmental and molecular biology of lichens, well differentiated symbioses between two or three evolutionarily unrelated organisms: specialized fungi on the one hand and algae or cyanobacteria on the... Full Profile »

Richard T. Barber

Richard T. Barber

Harvey W. Smith Professor Emeritus of Biological Oceanography in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Office: Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7578

The role of ocean biogeochemical processes in the global carbon cycle and, particularly, the involvement of ocean processes in sequestering anthropogenic carbon dioxide are research topics which are now receiving a great deal of attention. A decade ago there was consensus that the ocean took up a... Full Profile »

L. Ryan Baugh

L. Ryan Baugh

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 4314 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-4129

Phone: (919) 613-8179

We study nutritional control of development in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. We are interested in the signaling pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that enable the worm to reversibly arrest development and resist stress in response to starvation. We are also interested in epigenetic... Full Profile »

Amy Bejsovec

Amy Bejsovec

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: Rm.369 Biological Sciences, Dept. of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Dept. of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8162

My laboratory explores the molecular mechanisms of pattern formation in developing embryos. We focus on the Wingless(Wg)/Wnt class of secreted growth factor: these molecules promote cell-cell communication leading to important cell fate decisions during the development of both vertebrate and... Full Profile »

Philip N. Benfey

Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7338

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Emily S. Bernhardt

Emily S. Bernhardt

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor

Office: Ffsc 3313, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0000

Phone: (919) 660-7318

I am an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist whose research is principally concerned with tracking the movement of elements through ecological systems. My research aims to document the extent to which the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems is being altered by land use change (... Full Profile »

Robert N. Brandon

Robert N. Brandon

Professor of Biology

Office: 209 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3067

Robert N. Brandon (Ph.D. 1979, Harvard) joined the Duke Faculty in fall of 1979. He holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Biology . He has published articles in Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science... Full Profile »

Sherryl A. Broverman

Sherryl A. Broverman

Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: Science Dr, 307 B Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 668-0228

How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses.... Full Profile »

Rebecca Cary

Rebecca Cary

Instructor B of Biology

Office: 041 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 660-7442

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Norman L. Christensen

Norman L. Christensen

Professor Emeritus in the Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy

Office: A316 LSRC, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90329, Durham, NC 27708-0329

Phone: (919) 613-8052

Christensen's research focuses on the effects of disturbance on structure and function of populations, communities and ecosystems. On going studies include an analysis of patterns of forest development following cropland abandonment as these are affected by environment, stand history and plant... Full Profile »

James S. Clark

James S. Clark

Professor of Biology

Office: A221 LSRC, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8036

James S. Clark is Nicholas Professor of Environment Science and Professor of Statistical Science. Clark’s research focuses on how global change affects populations, communities, and ecosystems. Current projects explore consequences of climate, CO2, and disturbance on dynamics of forests. His lab... Full Profile »

Brian Edward Coggins

Brian Edward Coggins

Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry

Office: 271 Sands Building, Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Duke Box 3711, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 684-7772

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Clifford W. Cunningham

Clifford W. Cunningham

Professor of Biology

Office: 227 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Biology Department, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7356

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Ke Dong

Ke Dong

Scholar In Residence in Biology

Research in the Dong lab centers on the molecular, neuronal and behavioral bases of insect responses to natural/synthetic neuroactive compounds including insecticides, such as pyrethrum and pyrethroid insecticides. We aim to elucidate the mechanisms of action of neuroactive compounds on insect ion... Full Profile »

Xinnian Dong

Xinnian Dong

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: 4213 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8176

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, my laboratory studies the mechanisms of plant defense against microbial pathogens. We focus on a specific response known as systemic acquired resistance (SAR). SAR,... Full Profile »

Kathleen Donohue

Kathleen Donohue

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 226, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-6095

We investigate the genetic basis of adaptation, including the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects, the adaptive value of epigenetic modifications, niche construction, dispersal, and mechanisms of multilevel natural selection. Full Profile »

Christine M. Drea

Christine M. Drea

Professor of Biology

Office: 129 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90383, 08 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0383

Phone: (919) 660-7367

I have two broad research interests, sexual differentiation and social behavior, both focused on hyenas and primates. I am particularly interested in unusual species in which the females display a suite of masculinized characteristics, including male- like or exaggerated external genitalia and... Full Profile »

Richard B. Forward

Richard B. Forward

Professor Emeritus of Zoology

Office: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7610

R. Forward works on the physiological ecology of marine crustaceans and fishes. Studies focus on sensory physiology and behavioral responses to environmental (e.g. light, temperature, salinity) and chemical cues, and biological rhythms. Recent studies have applied result to diel vertical migration... Full Profile »

Dr Bennett Galef, Ph.D.

Dr Bennett Galef, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Phone: +1 919 613 7372

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Jean Philippe Gibert

Jean Philippe Gibert

Assistant Professor of Biology

I study how phenotypic traits and trait evolution determine predator-prey interactions and, through these, the structure and dynamics of complex networks of interacting species like food webs. I'm also interested in how these effects are mediated by the spatial structure of interacting species and ... Full Profile »

Amy Goldberg

Amy Goldberg

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Dr Joseph Graves, Ph.D.

Dr Joseph Graves, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Phone: +1 919 660 7372

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Ron Grunwald

Ron Grunwald

Senior Lecturer of Biology

Office: 136 Biological Sciences, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7322

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Steven B. Haase

Steven B. Haase

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 4316 French, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8205

Our group is broadly interested in understanding the biological clock mechanisms that control the timing of events during the cell division cycle. In 2008, the Haase group proposed a new model in which a complex network of sequentially activated transcription factors regulates the precise timing of... Full Profile »

Susanne B Haga

Susanne B Haga

Associate Professor in Medicine

Office: 101 Science Drive, Box 3382 CIEMAS Suite 2121, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 101 Science Drive - CIEMAS Bld, Box 3382, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-0325

My research interests focus on issues affecting the translation of genomics to clinical practice. Specifically, I have a strong interest in education, with each of my research projects involving some component of professional, public or patient education, including development of educational... Full Profile »

Alexander J. Hartemink

Alexander J. Hartemink

Professor of Biology

Office: 308 Research Drive, LSRC D239, Durham, NC 27708-0129

Campus Box: Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708-0129

Phone: (919) 660-6514

Computational biology, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, systems biology, transcriptional regulation, genomics and epigenomics, graphical models, Bayesian networks, computational neurobiology, classification, feature selection Full Profile »

Sheng-Yang He

Sheng-Yang He

Scholar In Residence of Biology

Interested in the fascinating world of plants, microbes or inter-organismal communication and co-evolution? Please contact Prof. Sheng-Yang He (shengyang.he@duke.edu; hes@msu.... Full Profile »

Alison Hill

Alison Hill

Senior Lecturer of Biology

Office: 0054 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 660-7349

My primary focus in the department is instructional. I teach courses for both biology majors and non-majors.  I continue to develop and innovate the Molecular Biology lab curriculum and am involved in efforts to improve instruction by bringing formative assessment into our lectures. My non-majors... Full Profile »

Stephanie M Holmer

Stephanie M Holmer

Instructor B of Biology

Office: 401 Chapel Drive, Duke Chapel, Durham, NC 27708

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Dana E. Hunt

Dana E. Hunt

Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology

Office: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Campus Box: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7542

My research focus is on understanding the ecology of microbes through examination of their genes and lifestyles. Bacteria are the most diverse organisms on earth and play a pivotal role in planetary cycling of nutrients and energy. Yet, we have a poor understanding of the factors that drive their... Full Profile »

Zoe Isabella

Zoe Isabella

Instructor B of Biology

Phone: +1 919 660 7442

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Sonke Johnsen

Sonke Johnsen

Professor of Biology

Office: 301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7321

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Zackary Johnson

Zackary Johnson

Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science

Office: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd., Duke Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7543

Our group broadly studies the abundance, diversity and activity of marine microbes. We are biological oceanographers, marine molecular ecologists, marine microbiologists and biogeochemists.  Our research... Full Profile »

Daniel P. Kiehart

Daniel P. Kiehart

Professor of Biology

Office: 4330 French Family Science Center, Science Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Campus Box: Box 90338, Dept. Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8157

Our intellectual focus is on identifying determinants of cell shape that function during development. Utilizing molecular genetic and reverse genetic approaches in Drosophila, we have shown that conventional nonmuscle myosin is necessary for driving both cell division and post-mitotic cell shape... Full Profile »

Peter H. Klopfer

Peter H. Klopfer

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 050 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-3991

mother-infant attachments in mammals and imprinting in birds development and control of aggressive behavior, and its neurobiological mechanisms. causes of species diversity. hibernation in lemurs Full Profile »

Sally A. Kornbluth

Sally A. Kornbluth

Jo Rae Wright University Distinguished Professor

Office: 421 Chapel Drive, 220 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90005, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-2631

Our lab studies the regulation of complex cellular processes, including cell cycle progression and programmed cell death (apoptosis). These tightly orchestrated processes are critical for appropriate cell proliferation and cell death, and when they go awry can result in cancer and... Full Profile »

Elizabeth Lacey, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Lacey, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 277080338

Phone: +1 336 334 4955

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Charlotte Lee

Charlotte Lee

Scholar In Residence of Biology

Office: 070 Biosci, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-0995

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Lara Marcia Linden-High

Lara Marcia Linden-High

Instructor B of Biology

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Francois M. Lutzoni

Francois M. Lutzoni

Professor of Biology

Office: 357 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7261

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Paul Mitaari Magwene

Paul Mitaari Magwene

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 124 Science Drive, Room 4103 Ffsc, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-8159

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Paul S. Manos

Paul S. Manos

Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 330 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7358

My research emphasizes woody plants, especially the systematics of Fagaceae (the oak family), Juglandaceae (the walnut family), and related wind-pollinated families of flowering plants (Fagales). Our lab uses DNA sequences to generate hypotheses of phylogenetic relationship for inferring... Full Profile »

Laurie Cotroneo Mauger

Laurie Cotroneo Mauger

Lecturer in the Department of Biology

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David R. McClay

David R. McClay

Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: 4102 French Science Center, Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8188

We ask how the embryo works. Prior to morphogenesis the embryo specifies each cell through transcriptional regulation and signaling. Our research builds gene regulatory networks to understand how that early specification works. We then ask how this specification programs cells for their... Full Profile »

Daniel W. McShea

Daniel W. McShea

Professor of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 225-8679

My main research interest is hierarchy theory, especially the causal relationship between higher-level wholes and their components (Spencer, Simon, Campbell, Salthe, Wimsatt). In biology, for example, we might want to know how large-scale processes within a multicellular organism act to control the... Full Profile »

John M. Mercer

John M. Mercer

Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: 239 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7354

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Jolanta Maria Miadlikowska

Jolanta Maria Miadlikowska

Instructor B of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7382

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Thomas Mitchell-Olds

Thomas Mitchell-Olds

Newman Ivey White Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: French Science Center 3311, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 668-1635

We study genetic variation in plant populations, focusing on genes that influence traits controlling plant performance in an environmental context – a central theme throughout our research in natural and agricultural populations. Much of our work is focused on the genes that affect ecological... Full Profile »

William F. Morris

William F. Morris

Professor of Biology

Office: 104 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90325, Durham, NC 27708-0325

Phone: (919) 684-5257

Bill Morris studies the population ecology of plants and insects (both herbivores and pollinators). Current projects include: the population dynamic consequences of constitutive and inducible resistance in plants, the... Full Profile »

Alexander Motten

Alexander Motten

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 137 Biosci, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-2301

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R. Bruce Nicklas

R. Bruce Nicklas

Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 371E Biological Sciences Bldg., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8196

I am now retired and my lab is closed. In the past, we pushed chromosomes around by micromanipulation to learn more about chromosome movement in mitosis. We tugged on chromosomes to measure the forces produced by the spindle and chopped spindles apart to locate the motor for chromosome movement.... Full Profile »

H. Frederik Nijhout

H. Frederik Nijhout

John Franklin Crowell Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: 322 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0325

Phone: (919) 684-2793

Fred Nijhout is broadly interested in developmental physiology and in the interactions between development and evolution. He has several lines of research ongoing in his laboratory that on the surface may look independent from one another, but all share a conceptual interest in understanding how... Full Profile »

Mohamed A. F. Noor

Mohamed A. F. Noor

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Biology Department, Durham, NC 27708-4129

Phone: (919) 668-2728

Research in my laboratory strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species, what maintains fitness-related variation in natural populations, and how the process of genetic recombination affects both species formation and molecular evolution. Our approaches... Full Profile »

Stephen Nowicki

Stephen Nowicki

Professor of Biology

Office: 137 Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-6950

Our lab studies animal communication and sexual selection from an integrative perspective that includes a wide range of behavioral ecological, neuroethological, developmental, genetic, and evolutionary approaches. Birds are our most common model system, but we also have worked with insects, spiders... Full Profile »

Masayuki Onishi

Masayuki Onishi

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: 124 Science Dr., Ffsc 3105, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 130 Science Dr., Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-7358

The overall goal of the Onishi lab is to understand the fundamental core mechanisms of eukaryotic cell division that have been conserved throughout the evolution from the last eukaryotic common ancestor.  To this end, the lab currently uses the unicellular model green alga Chlamydomonas... Full Profile »

Emily Franklin Ozdowski

Emily Franklin Ozdowski

Instructor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Box 90338, Biosci 072A, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Campus Box: 130 Science Dr., Box 90338 Biosci, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 684-5446

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Sheila N Patek

Sheila N Patek

Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor

Office: 014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8306

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Zhen-Ming Pei

Zhen-Ming Pei

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 3102 Ffsc, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Campus Box: Box 90338, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8152

My laboratory is interested in the early signaling events by which plants sense environmental signals and decode to give the appropriate responses. Upon perception of external signals, cell surface receptors trigger an increase in cytosolic free calcium concentration, which is mediated by ion... Full Profile »

Alyssa Perz

Alyssa Perz

Lecturer of Biology

Office: 011 Allen Building, 421 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90050, Durham, NC 27708-0697

Phone: (919) 684-2130

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Kenneth Daniel Poss

Kenneth Daniel Poss

Professor of Biology

Office: 307 Research Drive, Nanaline Bldg Room 466 A, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Duke Box 3709, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 681-8457

Modeling disease in zebrafish Genetic approaches to organ regeneration Cardiac regeneration Appendage regeneration Developmental biology Full Profile »

Kathleen M. Pryer

Kathleen M. Pryer

Professor of Biology

Office: 358 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7380

My research focuses on understanding the evolutionary relationships of ancient land plants, especially ferns and horsetails, by integrating evidence from morphology, molecules (DNA sequence data from multiple genes), and the fossil record. I use an explicit phylogenetic framework to examine... Full Profile »

Mark D. Rausher

Mark D. Rausher

John Carlisle Kilgo Distinguished Professor of Biology

Office: Room 3326 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-2295

We investigate the evolutionary processes that cause change at both the phenotypic and genetic levels. We have particular interests in the genetic basis of adaptation and in the evolution of metabolic pathways. Our approaches include molecular dissection of ecologically important phenotypes and... Full Profile »

Chantal D. Reid

Chantal D. Reid

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Office: 4102 Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328

Phone: (919) 660-7378

As a physiological ecologist, my primary interests are to understand how environmental stresses on leaf gas exchange and plant carbon allocation control carbon gain, plant growth and reproduction. My research focuses on environmental factors likely to be affected by global change, particularly... Full Profile »

James F. Reynolds

James F. Reynolds

Professor Emeritus

Office: 130 Science Dr., Biological Sciences Bldg., Rm 137-BOX 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7404

Integrated assessment of complex human-environmental systems; Land degradation and desertification in global drylands; Conceptual frameworks and models to advance the science of dryland development Full Profile »

Julie Reynolds

Julie Reynolds

Associate Professor of the Practice of the Department of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 034 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0038

Phone: (919) 681-6899

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Daniel Rittschof

Daniel Rittschof

Professor of Biology

Office: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7634

My day to day research focus is ecology with emphasis on larval biology, chemical, behavioral, spatial ecology and environmental toxicology. Theoretical contributions are in the origins and evolution of chemical systems. Presently, there are three areas of focus: 1) Ecology and behavioral biology... Full Profile »

Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg

R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 203A W Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3047

Alex Rosenberg (Ph.D. 1971, Johns Hopkins) joined the Duke faculty in 2000. He is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy (with secondary appointments in the biology and political science departments). Rosenberg has been a visiting professor and fellow of the at the Center for the Philosophy of... Full Profile »

V. Louise Roth

V. Louise Roth

Professor of Biology

Office: 241 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7352

In addition to conceptual work on the biological bases of homology, variation, and parallel evolution, my research has focused on evolutionary changes in size and shape in mammals: the functional consequences of these changes, and the evolutionary modifications of ontogenetic processes that... Full Profile »

Charmaine DM Royal

Charmaine DM Royal

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 234 Friedl Bldg, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0141

Campus Box: Duke Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-6515

Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She also has appointments in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. At Duke Social... Full Profile »

Amy K. Schmid

Amy K. Schmid

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 125 Science Dr, French Family Science Center 4105, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-4464

Research in my lab seeks to elucidate how cells make decisions in response to environmental cues. My particular focus is on how networks of molecules interact within free-living microbial cells. These networks govern the decision to grow when conditions are optimal or deploy damage repair systems... Full Profile »

Christoph F. Schmidt

Christoph F. Schmidt

Professor of Biology

Campus Box: Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708

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Kristin Caruana Scott

Kristin Caruana Scott

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Office: 213 Research Drive, CARL Building Room 367 DUMC 3054, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Duke Box 3054, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 684-7938

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Richard B. Searles

Richard B. Searles

Professor Emeritus of Botany

Office: 049 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7336

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A. Jonathan Shaw

A. Jonathan Shaw

Professor of Biology

Office: Box 90338, 137 Bio Sciences, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7344

My research centers on the evolution and diversity of bryophytes. Current projects in the lab include molecular phylogenetic analyses of familial and ordinal level relationships in the arthrodontous mosses, studies of... Full Profile »

David R. Sherwood

David R. Sherwood

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor

Office: Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8192

Our research is directed at elucidating mechanisms underlying morphogenetic processes in development. We primarily use the model system C. elegans in our research, and combine powerful genetic and systems biology approaches with live-cell imaging to address three main topics:   Tissue... Full Profile »

Nina Tang Sherwood

Nina Tang Sherwood

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: Box 90338 137 Bio Sciences, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Science Drive, 371D Biosci, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-8658

We use Drosophila melanogaster as a model to understand nervous system development and function. A genetic screen for molecules important to these processes identified the fly ortholog of the spastin gene, which when mutated in humans leads to a progressive neurodegenerative disease called... Full Profile »

Christopher F Shreve

Christopher F Shreve

Instructor B of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-2793

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James N. Siedow

James N. Siedow

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 3105 French Science Centre, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5445

Physiological, biochemical and molecular studies of plant oxidative processes. I suspended the operation of my laboratory about eight years ago. Historically, the research in my laboratory looked at metabolic processes related to aerobic respiration in plants and fungi. Specifically, this... Full Profile »

Kathleen Kovalevski Smith

Kathleen Kovalevski Smith

Professor Emerita of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 122 Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-3402

My current work is a focus on the relation between evolution and development in the mammalian skull. My model system involves comparisons of development in placental and marsupial mammals. These mammals are characterized by different developmental trajectories, extending back to some of the... Full Profile »

Eric P. Spana

Eric P. Spana

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 0050 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8208

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John E. R. Staddon

John E. R. Staddon

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience

Office: 242 Soc/Psych Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708-0086

Phone: (919) 493-4398

Until my retirement in 2007, my laboratory did experimental research on learning and adaptive behavior, mostly with animals: pigeons, rats, fish, parakeets.  We were particularly interested in timing and memory, feeding regulation, habituation and the ways in which pigeons and rats adapt to reward... Full Profile »

Lucia Carol Strader

Lucia Carol Strader

Associate Professor in Biology

Office: 124 Science Drive, 3332 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-0335

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Boyd Strain, PH.D.

Boyd Strain, PH.D.

Professor Emeritus

Campus Box: Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: +1 919 384 2051

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Tai-ping Sun

Tai-ping Sun

Professor of Biology

Office: 3104 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8166

The diterpenoid phytohormone gibberellin (GA) plays pivotal roles in regulating growth and development throughout the life cycle of higher plants. Mutations affecting GA biosynthesis or GA response were the key to control plant stature in wheat and rice that led to dramatically increased grain... Full Profile »

John W. Terborgh

John W. Terborgh

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences

Office: 3705C Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5015

Campus Box: Box 90381, Durham, NC 27708-0381

Phone: (919) 490-9081

John W. Terborgh is a James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Science and is Co-Director of the Center for Tropical Conservation at Duke University. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, and for the past thirty-five years, he has been actively involved in tropical ecology and... Full Profile »

Vance A. Tucker

Vance A. Tucker

Professor Emeritus of Zoology

Office: 0032 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-3484

Vance Tucker is interested in comparative physiology, particularly the energetics of locomotion, and the interactions between an organism's natural environment and its respiratory and circulatory systems. Much of his... Full Profile »

Jenny Tung

Jenny Tung

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 08 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-4912

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Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7350

Marcy Uyenoyama studies mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and population levels. Among the questions under study include the prediction and detection of the effects of natural selection on genomic structure. A major area of research addresses the development of maximum-likelihood... Full Profile »

Rytas J. Vilgalys

Rytas J. Vilgalys

Professor of Biology

Office: Room 137, Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7361

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Pelin Cayirlioglu Volkan

Pelin Cayirlioglu Volkan

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 4313 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-1150

The long-term goal in the lab is to understand the developmental processes that establish the basic organizational and functional principles of the neuronal circuits in the brain. We investigate how the neuronal circuits assemble, functionally mature, remodel in developmental and evolutionary time... Full Profile »

Stephen Wainwright

Stephen Wainwright

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus

Office: N/A, N/A, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Biology Dept, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: +1 919 660 7372

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Jennifer Jo Wernegreen

Jennifer Jo Wernegreen

Lee Hill Snowdon Associate Professor

Office: 3102 Grainger Hall, Duke Univ., 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 3102 Grainger Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 681-0331

Research in our lab centers on environmental and evolutionary genomics, primarily in bacteria. Broadly, our group explores mechanisms shaping genetic and functional variation in microbes that play important roles in the natural environment. Much of our work integrates evolutionary, population... Full Profile »

Richard A. White

Richard A. White

University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Botany

Office: 046 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7305

Studies in my laboratory are focused on the development and systematic anatomy/morphology of vascular plants, especially pteridophytes. Research activity is primarily concerned with the patterns of initiation,... Full Profile »

Robert L. Wilbur

Robert L. Wilbur

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7317

I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras of the southeastern United States and Central America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the Organization... Full Profile »

John H. Willis

John H. Willis

Professor of Biology

Office: 3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7340

We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and... Full Profile »

William G. Wilson

William G. Wilson

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 033 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 451-6688

I earned my physics Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii on a topic in condensed matter theory using computer simulations and mathematics. I transferred those interdisciplinary skills to geophysics, fluid flow, and theoretical evolutionary ecology at the University of Calgary and UC Santa Barbara. In... Full Profile »

Gregory Allan Wray

Gregory Allan Wray

Professor of Biology

Office: 125 Science Drive, 4104 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90325, Durham, NC 27708-0325

Phone: (919) 684-6696

I study the evolution of genes and genomes with the broad aim of understanding the origins of biological diversity. My approach focuses on changes in the expression of genes using both empirical and computational approaches and spans scales of biological organization from single nucleotides... Full Profile »

Justin Prouty Wright

Justin Prouty Wright

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 258 Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8096

My research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of patterns of biological diversity across the planet. I am particularly interested in two broad questions: 1)How does the modification of the environment by organisms affect community structure and ecosystem function? and 2) what... Full Profile »

Anne Daphne Yoder

Anne Daphne Yoder

Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Office: 128 Biol Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7275

My work integrates field inventory activities with molecular phylogenetic techniques and geospatial analysis to investigate Madagascar, an area of the world that is biologically complex, poorly understood, and urgently threatened. Madagascar has been designated as one of the most critical... Full Profile »