Graduate Faculty

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Alberts, Susan C, Professor
(919) 660-7272
alberts@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/albertslab

Behavorial ecology and ecological genetics of large mammals

Baugh, Ryan, Assistant Professor
(919) 613-8179
ryan.baugh@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/baughlab

Developmental genetics and genomics

Bejsovec, Amy, Associate Professor
(919) 613-8162
bejsovec@duke.edu

Genetic control of cell fate specification in Drosophila

Benfey, Philip N, Paul Kramer Professor and Director, Center for Systems Biology
613-8182, 660-7338
philip.benfey@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/benfeylab

Plant Developmental Genetics and Genomics

Bernhardt, Emily S., Associate Professor
(919) 660-7318
emily.bernhardt@duke.edu
http://www.bernhardtlab.weebly.com

ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry

Bhandawat, Vikas, Assistant Professor
919-684-1703
bhandawat@gmail.com
http://biology.duke.edu/bhandawatlab/

Drosophila olfaction

Buchler, Nicolas, Assistant Professor of Biology and Physics
(919) 699-8209
nicolas.buchler@duke.edu
http://buchler.phy.duke.edu/

Molecular mechanisms and the evolution of switches and oscillators in gene networks; systems biology; comparative genomics

Chen, Meng, Assistant Professor
(919) 684-8442
meng.chen@duke.edu
http://www.plasticgenome.org/

Light signaling and nuclear organization in plants

Clark, James S., H.L. Blomquist Professor of Environment and Professor of Biology and Professor of Statistics
(919) 613-8036
jimclark@duke.edu
http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/clarklab/

Ecology

Cunningham, Clifford, Professor
(919) 660-7356
cliff@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/cunningham/

Evolution and biogeography of marine invertebrates

Dong, Xinnian, Professor
(919) 613-8176
xdong@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/donglab/

Plant-Microbe interactions

Donohue, Kathleen, Professor
(919) 613-7467
k.donohue@duke.edu
http://biology.duke.edu/donohuelab

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

Haase, Steve, Associate Professor
(919) 613-8205
shaase@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/haaselab/index.html

Control of cell cycle, DNA replication, and centrosome duplication in budding yeast

Johnsen, Sonke, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
(919) 660-7321
sjohnsen@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/johnsenlab/

Comparative physiology; focusing on vision, crypsis, optics, and bioluminescence in the open ocean

Kiehart, Daniel P, Professor and Dean of Natural Sciences
919-613-8157, 919-613-8150, 919-613-8151
dkiehart@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/kiehartlab/

Biophysical approaches to cellular, molecular and developmental biology

Koelle, Katia, Associate Professor
(919) 660-9457
katia.koelle@duke.edu
http://sites.duke.edu/koelle/

Theoretical biology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Lutzoni, Francois M, Associate Professor
(919) 660-7261
francois.lutzoni@duke.edu
http://lutzonilab.org

Evolution of symbiotic systems

Magwene, Paul M, Associate Professor
(919) 613-8159
paul.magwene@duke.edu
http://biology.duke.edu/magwenelab/

Evolutionary Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics

Manos, Paul S, Professor and Associate Chair
(919) 660-7358
pmanos@duke.edu

Systematics and phylogeography of flowering plants

McClay, David R, Professor
919-613-8188, 919-613-8190
dmcclay@duke.edu

Developmental Biology

McShea, Dan, Professor
919-660-7342 office, 660-7343 lab
dmcshea@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/mcshealab/

Hierarchy Theory, Macroevolution, Philosophy of Biology

Mitchell-Olds, Thomas, Professor
(919) 668-1635
tmo1@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/mitchell-olds/

Ecological and evolutionary genomics; Complex trait variation; Drought tolerance and food security

Morris, William F, Professor
(919) 684-5257
wfmorris@duke.edu

Population ecology, mutualism, plant-insect interations, life-history adaptations to stochastic environments, theoretical ecology, conservation ecology

Nemergut, Diana, Associate Research Professor
(919) 660-7424
diana.nemergut@duke.edu


Nijhout, H Frederik, Professor
919-684-4223
hfn@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/nijhout/

Developmental physiology/development and evolution

Noor, Mohamed A., Professor and Chair
919-613-8156, 919-660-7338
noor@duke.edu
http://sites.google.com/site/noorlabduke/

Speciation and evolutionary genetics, recombination

Nowicki, Stephen, Professor of Biology and Dean of Undergraduate Education
919-668-3420, 919-684-6950
snowicki@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/nowicki/

Function, structure, and evolution of animal signaling systems

Patek, Sheila, Associate Professor
919-613-8306
sheila.patek@duke.edu
http://www.thepateklab.org/


Pei, Zhen-Ming, Associate Professor
919-613-8152 (office), 613-8165 (lab)
zpei@duke.edu

Plant Sensory Signal Transduction

Pryer, Kathleen M., Professor
(919) 660-7380
pryer@duke.edu
http://pryerlab.biology.duke.edu

Evolutionary biology of early land plants

Rausher, Mark D, Professor
(919) 684-2295
mrausher@duke.edu
http://www.duke.edu/~mrausher/

Evolutionary Genetics and Molecular Evolution

Reynolds, James F., Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
(919) 660-7404
james.f.reynolds@duke.edu
http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/reynolds.html

Land degradation in arid and semiarid rangelands; Experimental and modeling studies of effects of elevated CO2 and rainfall variability on dryland ecosystems

Rodrigo, Allen G., Professor and Director of NESCent
919-684-1698
a.rodrigo@duke.edu
http://biology.duke.edu/rodrigolab

Computational evolutionary biology

Roth, V. Louise, Associate Professor
919-660-7352, 660-7353
vlroth@duke.edu

Morphological and molecular evolution in mammals: size, shape, and ontogeny

Schmid, Amy K, Assistant Professor
(919) 613-4464
amy.schmid@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/schmidlab

Systems biology of archaea: understanding regulatory network responses to environmental extremes

Shaw, Jonathan, Professor
(919) 660-7344
shaw@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/bryology

Evolution and diversity of bryophytes

Sherwood, David R., Associate Professor
(919) 613-8192
david.sherwood@duke.edu
http://sites.duke.edu/sherwoodlab

Understanding morphogenetic mechanisms in development

Sherwood, Nina T, Assoicate Professor of the Practice of and IGSP Scholar
919-684-8658
nina.sherwood@duke.edu

Functions of spastin and other microtubule severing proteins in the nervous system; Drosophila models of human disease

Siedow, James N., Professor and Vice Provost for Research
(919) 684-5445
jim.siedow@duke.edu

Function and regulation of plant respiratory pathways

Smith, Kathleen K, Professor
(919) 684-3402
kksmith@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/kksmithlab

Functional morphology and evolution of vertebrates; craniofacial development, evolutionary morphology

Sun, Tai-ping, Professor
(919) 613-8166
tps@duke.edu

Mechanisms of phytohormone controlled growth and development

Uyenoyama, Marcy K, Professor
(919) 660-7350
marcy@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/marcylab/

Population genetics, molecular evolution

Vilgalys, Rytas, Professor
919-660-7361, 660-7362
fungi@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/fungi/mycolab/

Phylogenetic systematics and molecular evolution in fungi

Volkan, Pelin Cayirlioglu, Assistant Professor
919-684-1150
pc72@duke.edu
http://biology.duke.edu/volkanlab/volkan/Home.html

Genetic Regulation of Olfactory Circuit Assembly and Remodeling in Drosophila

Willard, Huntington F, Arts and Sciences Professor of Biology and Genome Sciences
(919) 668-4477
hunt.willard@duke.edu

Genome biology, human genetics and genomics, epigenetics

Willis, John H, Professor
919-660-7340
jwillis@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/willislab

Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations

Wilson, William, Associate Professor
(919) 451-6688
wgw@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/wilson


Wray, Gregory A, Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology and Director, Center for Evolutionary Genomics
(919) 684-6696
gwray@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/wraylab

Evolution of gene networks and developmental mechanisms

Wright, Justin, Assistant Professor
(919) 613-8096
justin.wright@duke.edu
http://www.biology.duke.edu/wrightlab/

Community, Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology

Yoder, Anne D., Professor and Director, Duke Lemur Center
(919) 660-7275

http://www.biology.duke.edu/yoderlab/

Phylogeny and evolution of mammals, ; conservation genetics; historical biogeography and biodiversity of Madagascar

Duke Biology Box 90338 Durham, NC 27708 Phone: 919-660-7372 Fax: 919-660-7293