Evolution

Evolution affects everything in biology, from molecules and cells to lineages and communities. Evolution is the most distinctive property of life, setting biology apart from physics and chemistry. Modern evolutionary biology is concerned with both process and pattern, that is, with both the mechanisms by which changes are produced and with the changes that have produced the vast diversity of organisms that have ever existed.

  • Susan C. Alberts, Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology and Professor in the Divison and Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
       Behavorial ecology and ecological genetics of large mammals

  • Sherryl A. Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice and Duke Global Health Institute
       science literacy for non-majors; science education reform; the interaction of gender, education and global health

  • Nicolas Buchler, Assistant Professor of Biology and Physics
       Molecular mechanisms and the evolution of switches and oscillators in gene networks; systems biology; comparative genomics

  • Clifford W. Cunningham, Professor of Biology and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
       Evolution and biogeography of marine invertebrates

  • Kathleen Donohue, Professor
       Evolutionary ecology and genetics of natural plant populations, genetic basis of adaptation, gene-environment interactions

  • Sonke Johnsen, Professor of Biology and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
       Comparative physiology; focusing on vision, crypsis, optics, and bioluminescence in the open ocean

  • Katharina V. Koelle, Associate Professor of Biology and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute
       Theoretical biology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

  • Francois M. Lutzoni, Professor
       Evolution of symbiotic systems

  • Paul M. Magwene, Associate Professor of Biology and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
       Evolutionary Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics

  • Daniel W. McShea, Professor of Biology and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
       Hierarchy Theory, Macroevolution, Philosophy of Biology

  • John M. Mercer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
       Molecular evolution, Evolution, Mathematical biology, Morphometrics

  • Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Newman Ivey White Professor
       Ecological and evolutionary genomics; Complex trait variation; Drought tolerance and food security

  • Alexander Motten, Associate Professor of the Practice and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
       Evolutionary ecology, plant reproductive biology, biodiversity

  • R. Bruce Nicklas, Arthur S. Pearse Professor Emeritus
       Mitosis and evolution

  • H. Frederik Nijhout, John Franklin Crowell Professor
       Developmental physiology/development and evolution

  • Juliet Noor, Lecturer
       

  • Mohamed A. Noor, Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair
       Speciation and evolutionary genetics, recombination

  • Stephen Nowicki, Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Bass Fellow and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
       Function, structure, and evolution of animal signaling systems

  • Sheila N Patek, Associate Professor
       

  • Kathleen M. Pryer, Professor
       Evolutionary biology of early land plants

  • Mark D. Rausher, John Carlisle Kilgo Professor
       Evolutionary Genetics and Molecular Evolution

  • Allen G Rodrigo, Professor
       Computational evolutionary biology

  • V. Louise Roth, Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology
       Morphological and molecular evolution in mammals: size, shape, and ontogeny

  • A. Jonathan Shaw, Professor
       Evolution and diversity of bryophytes

  • Kathleen K. Smith, Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology
       Functional morphology and evolution of vertebrates; craniofacial development, evolutionary morphology

  • John E. Staddon, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience and Biology
       

  • Marcy K. Uyenoyama, Professor
       Population genetics, molecular evolution

  • Rytas J. Vilgalys, Professor of Biology and Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
       Phylogenetic systematics and molecular evolution in fungi

  • John H. Willis, Professor
       Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations

  • Gregory A. Wray, Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology
       Evolution of gene networks and developmental mechanisms

  • Anne D. Yoder, Professor of Biology and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
       Phylogeny and evolution of mammals, ; conservation genetics; historical biogeography and biodiversity of Madagascar

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