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

Biewener, Andrew, and Sheila Patek. Animal Locomotion. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Podos, J., and S. N. Patek. “Acoustic Signal Evolution: Biomechanics, Size, and Performance.” In Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach, 9780470546000:175–203, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118966624.ch7. Full Text

Patek, S. N., P. A. Green, and M. V. Rosario. “Internal Morphology.” In Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology: The Crustacea, edited by J. C. von Vauple Klein, M. Charmantier-Daures, and F. Schram, 4 Part A:202–16. Boston: Brill, 2013.

Patek, S. N., and J. R. A. Taylor. “Crustacean seismic communication: heard but not present?.” In The Use of Vibrations in Communication: Properties, Mechanisms andfunction across Taxa, edited by C. E. O. O’Connell-Rodwell, 9–23, 2010.

Patek, S. N., R. M. Feldmann, M. Porter, and D. Tshudy. “Phylogeny and Evolution.” In Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries, 113–45, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470995969.ch4. Full Text

Green, P. A., M. J. McHenry, and S. N. Patek. “Context-dependent scaling of kinematics and energetics during contests and feeding in mantis shrimp..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 222, no. Pt 7 (April 4, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.198085. Full Text

Crane, R. L., S. M. Cox, S. A. Kisare, and S. N. Patek. “Smashing mantis shrimp strategically impact shells..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 221, no. Pt 11 (June 14, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.176099. Full Text

Ilton, Mark, M Saad Bhamla, Xiaotian Ma, Suzanne M. Cox, Leah L. Fitchett, Yongjin Kim, Je-Sung Koh, et al. “The principles of cascading power limits in small, fast biological and engineered systems..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 360, no. 6387 (April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao1082. Full Text

Patek, S. N., and Sarah J. Longo. “Evolutionary Biomechanics: The Pathway to Power in Snapping Shrimp..” Current Biology : Cb 28, no. 3 (February 2018): R115–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.033. Full Text

Green, P. A., and S. N. Patek. “Mutual assessment during ritualized fighting in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 285, no. 1871 (January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2542. Full Text

Liu, Fangjie, Roger L. Chavez, S. N. Patek, Anne Pringle, James J. Feng, and Chuan-Hua Chen. “Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality..” Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 14, no. 132 (July 2017). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0083. Full Text

Patek, S. N., and A. P. Summers. “Invertebrate biomechanics..” Current Biology : Cb 27, no. 10 (May 2017): R371–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.012. Full Text

Muñoz, Martha M., Philip S. L. Anderson, and S. N. Patek. “Mechanical sensitivity and the dynamics of evolutionary rate shifts in biomechanical systems..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 284, no. 1847 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2325. Full Text

McHenry, M. J., P. S. L. Anderson, S. Van Wassenbergh, D. G. Matthews, A. P. Summers, and S. N. Patek. “The comparative hydrodynamics of rapid rotation by predatory appendages..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 21 (November 2016): 3399–3411. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.140590. Full Text

Rosario, M. V., G. P. Sutton, S. N. Patek, and G. S. Sawicki. “Muscle-spring dynamics in time-limited, elastic movements..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 283, no. 1838 (September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1561. Full Text

Pages

Munoz, M. M., S. N. Patek, and Martha Munoz. “Biomechanics as a Pacemaker for Evolutionary Diversity.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59:E165–E165. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Farley, G. M., C. N. Bedore, and S. N. Patek. “Rapid hydrostatic tentacle protrusion in cuttlefish.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59:E311–E311. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Jorge, J. F., J. S. Harrison, P. S. Manos, and S. N. Patek. “Biomechanics of ballistic seed dispersal in the witch hazel (Hamamelis).” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59:E115–E115. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Patek, S. N. “The power of extreme movement: evolution, behavior, and biomechanics of mantis shrimp strikes.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59:E180–E180. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Harrison, J. S., M. L. Porter, M. J. Mchenry, H. E. Robinson, and S. N. Patek. “Scaling of elastic mechanisms: the tiny strikes of larval mantis shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59:E330–E330. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Muñoz, Martha M., Y. Hu, Philip S. L. Anderson, and S. N. Patek. “Strong biomechanical relationships bias the tempo and mode of morphological evolution..” In Elife, Vol. 7, 2018. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.37621. Full Text

Jorge, J., A. Kumar, G. Sutton, and S. N. Patek. “Tick-Tock Tiny Impacts: A Novel Pendulum Mechanism for Measuring the Energetics of Trap-Jaw Ant Strikes.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58:E347–E347. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018.

Temel, F. Z., G. P. Sutton, S. N. Patek, and R. J. Wood. “Trap-jaw ant-inspired jaw-jumping mechanisms explore energetics of insect jumping.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58:E231–E231. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018.

Farley, G. M., J. S. Harrison, M. J. Wise, G. P. Sutton, and S. N. Patek. “Leaping larvae: hydrostatic jumpers at the mm-scale.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58:E61–E61. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018.

Green, P. A., and S. N. Patek. “Communication and Combat: The Function of Ultrafast, Ritualized Striking in Mantis Shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58:E81–E81. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018.

Pages

Patek, S. N. “Engineering Animals: How Life Works.” Quarterly Review of Biology. University of Chicago Press, n.d.

Selected Grants

Evolutionary Mechanics of Impulsive Biological Systems: Guiding Scalable Synthetic Design awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

CAREER: The Evolutionary Mechanics of Rapid Movement awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

MURI: Evolutionary Mechanics of Impulsive Biological Systems: Guiding Scalable Synthetic Design awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2016