Sheila N Patek

Associate Professor in the Department 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

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

Blanco, MM, and Patek, SN. "Muscle trade-offs in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution 68, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 1399-1414. Full Text

Patek, SN, and Mendoza Blanco, M. "The evolution of muscle in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution 68, no. 5 (2014): 1399-1414.

Claverie, T, and Patek, SN. "Modularity and rates of evolutionary change in a power-amplified prey capture system." Evolution 67, no. 11 (November 1, 2013): 3191-3207. Full Text

Irschick, DJ, Albertson, RC, Brennan, P, Podos, J, Johnson, NA, Patek, S, and Dumont, E. "Evo-devo beyond morphology: from genes to resource use." Trends in ecology & evolution 28, no. 5 (May 2013): 267-273. Full Text

Patek, SN, Rosario, MV, and Taylor, JRA. "Comparative spring mechanics in mantis shrimp." The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, no. Pt 7 (April 2013): 1317-1329. Full Text

deVries, MS, Murphy, EAK, and Patek, SN. "Strike mechanics of an ambush predator: the spearing mantis shrimp." The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 24 (December 2012): 4374-4384. Full Text

DeVries, MS, Murphy, EAK, and Patek, SN. "Research article: Strike mechanics of an ambush predator: the spearing mantis shrimp." Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. 24 (December 1, 2012): 4374-4384. Full Text

McHenry, MJ, Claverie, T, Rosario, MV, and Patek, SN. "Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp." The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 7 (April 2012): 1231-1245. Full Text

Patek, SN, deVries, MS, and Murphy, EAK. "Sit-and-wait predation: behavior and biomechanics of the "spearing" mantis shrimp." The Journal of experimental biology 215, no. 24 (2012): 4374-4384.

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