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

Biewener, A, and Patek, S. Animal Locomotion.: Oxford University Press, March 22, 2018.

Biewener, AA, and Patek, SN. Animal locomotion, second edition. January 1, 2018. Full Text

Podos, J, and Patek, SN. "Acoustic Signal Evolution: Biomechanics, Size, and Performance." In Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach, 175-203. January 20, 2015. Full Text

Patek, SN, Green, PA, and Rosario, MV. "Internal Morphology." In Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology: The Crustacea,edited by JC von Vauple Klein, M Charmantier-Daures, and F Schram, 202-216. Boston: Brill, 2013. (Essay)

Patek, SN, and Taylor, JRA. "Crustacean seismic communication: heard but not present?." In The Use of Vibrations in Communication: properties, mechanisms and function across taxa,edited by CEO O'Connell-Rodwell, 9-23. 2010. (Essay)

Patek, SN, Feldmann, RM, Porter, M, and Tshudy, D. "Phylogeny and Evolution." In Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries, 113-145. January 1, 2006. Full Text

Green, PA, McHenry, MJ, and Patek, SN. "Context-dependent scaling of kinematics and energetics during contests and feeding in mantis shrimp." The Journal of Experimental Biology (March 19, 2019). Full Text

Crane, RL, Cox, SM, Kisare, SA, and Patek, SN. "Smashing mantis shrimp strategically impact shells." The Journal of Experimental Biology 221, no. Pt 11 (June 14, 2018). Full Text

Ilton, M, Bhamla, MS, Ma, X, Cox, SM, Fitchett, LL, Kim, Y, Koh, J-S, Krishnamurthy, D, Kuo, C-Y, Temel, FZ, Crosby, AJ, Prakash, M, Sutton, GP, Wood, RJ, Azizi, E, Bergbreiter, S, and Patek, SN. "The principles of cascading power limits in small, fast biological and engineered systems." Science (New York, N.Y.) 360, no. 6387 (April 2018). Full Text

Patek, SN, and Longo, SJ. "Evolutionary Biomechanics: The Pathway to Power in Snapping Shrimp." Current Biology : Cb 28, no. 3 (February 2018): R115-R117. Full Text

Green, PA, and Patek, SN. "Mutual assessment during ritualized fighting in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)." Proceedings. Biological Sciences 285, no. 1871 (January 2018). Full Text

Liu, F, Chavez, RL, Patek, SN, Pringle, A, Feng, JJ, and Chen, C-H. "Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality." Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 14, no. 132 (July 2017). Full Text

Patek, SN, and Summers, AP. "Invertebrate biomechanics." Current biology : CB 27, no. 10 (May 2017): R371-R375. Full Text

Muñoz, MM, Anderson, PSL, and Patek, SN. "Mechanical sensitivity and the dynamics of evolutionary rate shifts in biomechanical systems." Proceedings. Biological sciences 284, no. 1847 (January 2017). Full Text

McHenry, MJ, Anderson, PSL, Van Wassenbergh, S, Matthews, DG, Summers, AP, and Patek, SN. "The comparative hydrodynamics of rapid rotation by predatory appendages." The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 21 (November 2016): 3399-3411. Full Text

Rosario, MV, Sutton, GP, Patek, SN, and Sawicki, GS. "Muscle-spring dynamics in time-limited, elastic movements." Proceedings. Biological Sciences 283, no. 1838 (September 2016). Full Text

Pages

Harrison, JS, Porter, ML, Mchenry, MJ, Robinson, HE, and Patek, SN. "Scaling of elastic mechanisms: the tiny strikes of larval mantis shrimp." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). Tampa, FL. January 3, 2019 - January 7, 2019.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2019.

Munoz, MM, Patek, SN, and Munoz, M. "Biomechanics as a Pacemaker for Evolutionary Diversity." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). Tampa, FL. January 3, 2019 - January 7, 2019.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2019.

Farley, GM, Bedore, CN, and Patek, SN. "Rapid hydrostatic tentacle protrusion in cuttlefish." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). Tampa, FL. January 3, 2019 - January 7, 2019.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2019.

Jorge, JF, Harrison, JS, Manos, PS, and Patek, SN. "Biomechanics of ballistic seed dispersal in the witch hazel (Hamamelis)." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). Tampa, FL. January 3, 2019 - January 7, 2019.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2019.

Patek, SN. "The power of extreme movement: evolution, behavior, and biomechanics of mantis shrimp strikes." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). Tampa, FL. January 3, 2019 - January 7, 2019.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2019.

Muñoz, MM, Hu, Y, Anderson, PSL, and Patek, SN. "Strong biomechanical relationships bias the tempo and mode of morphological evolution." August 9, 2018. Full Text

Jorge, J, Kumar, A, Sutton, G, and Patek, SN. "Tick-Tock Tiny Impacts: A Novel Pendulum Mechanism for Measuring the Energetics of Trap-Jaw Ant Strikes." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). San Francisco, CA. January 3, 2018 - January 7, 2018.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2018.

Temel, FZ, Sutton, GP, Patek, SN, and Wood, RJ. "Trap-jaw ant-inspired jaw-jumping mechanisms explore energetics of insect jumping." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). San Francisco, CA. January 3, 2018 - January 7, 2018.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2018.

Farley, GM, Harrison, JS, Wise, MJ, Sutton, GP, and Patek, SN. "Leaping larvae: hydrostatic jumpers at the mm-scale." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). San Francisco, CA. January 3, 2018 - January 7, 2018.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2018.

Green, PA, and Patek, SN. "Communication and Combat: The Function of Ultrafast, Ritualized Striking in Mantis Shrimp." Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB). San Francisco, CA. January 3, 2018 - January 7, 2018.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, March 1, 2018.

Pages

Patek, SN. "Engineering Animals: How Life Works." Quarterly Review of Biology 88, no. 1: 49-50. (Review)

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