News

  •  Michael Rosario and Sheila Patek have published a new paper in the Journal of Morphology, entitled "Multilevel analysis of elastic morphology: the mantis shrimp's spring".  This study examines the approches to analyzing elastic mechanisms based on morphological variation within and... Read More
  • Patek lab graduate student, Michael Rosario, has been awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship to work with Prof. Tom Roberts at Brown University.  Congratulations, Michael!
  • Former Patek Lab undegraduate, Lauren Shipp, received her PhD at Scripps Institute of Oceanography this semester.  Her dissertation research focused on sea urchin gut development and she's moving on to a postdoc at the Salk Institute.  Former Patek Lab lab manager Erica Staaterman... Read More
  • (This position has been filled.) A postdoctoral position is available in the Patek laboratory at Duke University to examine the evolution and biomechanics of fast movement.  We are looking for a candidate with experience in biomechanical/physics-based analyses of movement or... Read More
  • Sheila Patek is awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for a year-long sabbatical in 2015-2016 to examine the evolutionary mechanics of extreme movements.
  • Patek Lab Manager Rachel Crane is awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and is headed to Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Laboratory for graduate school in fall 2015!
  • The Patek Lab (thepateklab.org) is looking for an undergraduate work-study student to assist for at least 5 hours/week with regular aquarium maintenance, animal care, and ongoing research over the summer. The student must be eligible for work-study and is expected to work for at least 3 hours... Read More
  • (This position has been filled.) The Patek Lab in the Biology Department at Duke University is hosting a NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers position during the summer of 2015.  The teacher will be directly involved in research examining the evolution and biomechanics of the... Read More
  • Postdoc Phil Anderson and Prof. Patek published a new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  This paper probes the interface between physics and evolution by examining the mechanics and evolutionary history of the mantis shrimp's four-bar linkage system.  Mechanical... Read More
  • (This position has been filled.) The Patek Lab is conducting a search for a laboratory manager to assist in all aspects of laboratory experiments and day-to-day operations.  This position is especially well-suited to graduating or recently-graduate college students who wish to expand on their... Read More
  • Post-doctoral Scientist in Integrative Organismal Biology A postdoctoral position is available in the Patek laboratory at Duke University to examine the evolution and biomechanics of fast biological movements across the tree of life.  Our integrative and comparative research program... Read More
  • Patek Lab postdoc, Dr. Katsushi Kagaya, will begin a Hakubi Project fellowship this spring.  This is a prestigious 5-year fellowship that places young researchers in their own labs for independent research.  Congratulations, Dr. Kagaya!

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