Sheila N Patek

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 613-8306


  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001

Kagaya, K, and Patek, SN. "Feed-forward motor control of ultrafast, ballistic movements." The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 3 (February 2016): 319-333. Full Text

Rosario, MV, and Patek, SN. "Multilevel analysis of elastic morphology: The mantis shrimp's spring." Journal of Morphology 276, no. 9 (September 2015): 1123-1135. Full Text

Green, PA, and Patek, SN. "Contests with deadly weapons: telson sparring in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)." Biology Letters 11, no. 9 (September 2015): 20150558-null. Full Text

Patek, SN. "The most powerful movements in biology." American Scientist 103, no. 5 (September 1, 2015): 330-337. Full Text

Anderson, PSL, and Patek, SN. "Mechanical sensitivity reveals evolutionary dynamics of mechanical systems." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, no. 1804 (April 2015): 20143088-null. Full Text

Patek, SN. "The Most Powerful Movements in Biology." AMERICAN SCIENTIST 103, no. 5 (2015): 28-35.

Patek, SN. "Materials science. Biomimetics and evolution." Science (New York, N.Y.) 345, no. 6203 (September 2014): 1448-1449. Full Text

Anderson, PSL, Claverie, T, and Patek, SN. "Levers and linkages: mechanical trade-offs in a power-amplified system." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 68, no. 7 (July 2014): 1919-1933. Full Text

Blanco, MM, and Patek, SN. "Muscle trade-offs in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 68, no. 5 (May 2014): 1399-1414. Full Text

Cox, SM, Schmidt, D, Modarres-Sadeghi, Y, and Patek, SN. "A physical model of the extreme mantis shrimp strike: kinematics and cavitation of Ninjabot." Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 9, no. 1 (March 2014): 016014-null. Full Text