Sheila N Patek

Professor of Biology

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001

Anderson, Philip S. L., Danielle C. Smith, and S. N. Patek. “Competing influences on morphological modularity in biomechanical systems: a case study in mantis shrimp..” Evolution & Development 18, no. 3 (May 2016): 171–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/ede.12190. Full Text

Kagaya, K., and S. N. Patek. “Feed-forward motor control of ultrafast, ballistic movements..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 3 (February 2016): 319–33. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.130518. Full Text

Green, P. A., and S. N. Patek. “Contests with deadly weapons: telson sparring in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)..” Biology Letters 11, no. 9 (September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0558. Full Text

Patek, S. N. “The Most Powerful Movements in Biology.” American Scientist 103, no. 5 (September 1, 2015): 28–35.

Patek, S. N. “The most powerful movements in biology.” American Scientist 103, no. 5 (September 1, 2015): 330–37. https://doi.org/10.1511/2015.116.330. Full Text

Rosario, M. V., and S. N. Patek. “Multilevel analysis of elastic morphology: The mantis shrimp's spring..” Journal of Morphology 276, no. 9 (September 2015): 1123–35. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20398. Full Text

Anderson, P. S. L., and S. N. Patek. “Mechanical sensitivity reveals evolutionary dynamics of mechanical systems..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 282, no. 1804 (April 2015). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.3088. Full Text

Patek, S. N. “Materials science. Biomimetics and evolution..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 345, no. 6203 (September 2014): 1448–49. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1256617. Full Text

Anderson, Philip S. L., Thomas Claverie, and S. N. Patek. “Levers and linkages: mechanical trade-offs in a power-amplified system..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 68, no. 7 (July 2014): 1919–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12407. Full Text

Blanco, M Mendoza, and S. N. Patek. “Muscle trade-offs in a power-amplified prey capture system..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 68, no. 5 (May 2014): 1399–1414. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12365. Full Text

Pages

Patek, S. N., G. P. Sutton, C. Y. Kuo, F. Z. Temel, and R. J. Wood. “Elastic energy delivery and power amplification of trap-jaw ant strikes.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58:E174–E174. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018.

Kuo, C. Y., A. Ruta, C. Thompson, and S. N. Patek. “Extreme asymmetry in the energy transfer rate of trap-jaw ant mandibles.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E318–E318. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Munoz, M. M., P. S. L. Anderson, S. N. Patek, and Martha Munoz. “Mantis shrimp reveal the evolutionary dynamics of mechanical sensitivity in form-function relationships..” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E357–E357. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Kisare, S. A., R. L. Crane, and S. N. Patek. “3D printed models reveal morphological features that cue mantis shrimp strike locations.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E89–E89. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Crane, R. L., S. A. Kisare, and S. N. Patek. “Strategic strikes: how mantis shrimp crack open different prey.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E232–E232. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Rosario, M., G. P. Sutton, S. N. Patek, and G. S. Sawicki. “The springs of time-limited bullfrog jumps and slow-preparation grasshopper leaps are tuned to their muscle dynamics.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E390–E390. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Green, P. A., and S. N. Patek. “Mantis shrimp use ritualized sparring as an aggressive signal in escalated contests..” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E278–E278. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Patek, S. N., M. Azizi, M. S. Bhamla, M. Ilton, Y. Kim, J. Koh, J. Kuo, et al. “Extreme power amplification in biological systems.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E373–E373. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Anderson, P. S. L., and S. N. Patek. “Mechanical redundancy, mechanical sensitivity and constraint in the evolution of the mantis shrimp raptorial appendage.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:E6–E6. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2015.

Crane, R. L., and S. N. Patek. “Where to strike a snail: smashing strategy of mantis shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:E240–E240. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2015.

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