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  • Lens of Time produced a new bioGraphic story about the biomechanics and engineering synthesis of trap-jaw ant strikes.  This is a product of a collaboration between the Patek Lab and engineer Prof. Zeynep Temel from Carnegie Mellon University and the Wood Lab at ... Read More
  • After nearly a decade of work with many collaborators, Patek led the release of Muser software. This web-based software application allows universities to efficiently connect students with research projects using a largely automated platform with a fun and intuitive interface.... Read More
  • Patek Lab former graduate student, Patrick Green, led a new paper that is both a featured paper and highlighted as JEB Editors' Choice for the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology.   Green, P. A., M. J. McHenry, and S. N. Patek. 2019. Context-dependent scaling of... Read More
  • Patek Lab research was examined from the lens of superheroes in The Biology of Superheros Podcast.  Check it out!
  • Patek Lab Graduate Student Jacob Harrison was awarded a travel grant to support his field research on mantis shrimp. Congratulations, Jacob!
  • Former Patek Lab graduate student Patrick Green was awarded a Human Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Congratulations, Patrick!
  • Patek Lab Graduate Student Jason Dinh was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund three years of his doctoral research and training.  Congratulations, Jason!
  • Lab manager Grace Farley was accepted to and will be attending Duke's MAT graduate program next year. Congratulations, Grace!
  • The new Muser website was launched and moved to a university-wide undergraduate research matching program.  Read more here.   
  • The application window for this position is now closed. AEOP High School Apprenticeship Program Opportunity – at Duke University in the Patek Lab (Biomechanics) Project Title: Impulsive biological performance in the natural environment Location: Patek Lab (pateklab.biology.duke.edu), Durham,... Read More
  • AEOP Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program – at Duke University in the Patek Lab (Biomechanics) Project Title: Impulsive biological performance in the natural environment Location: Patek Lab, Durham, North Carolina Stipend: $15/hour for 8-10 weeks/up to 300 hours, June - August... Read More
  • Graduating? Need a job before continuing to grad school in comparative biomechanics research? The Patek Lab in the Biology department at Duke University has an open position for a full-time lab manager/research associate position, starting early summer 2019. This position is approximately 50... Read More

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