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  • 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!
  • The new Muser website was launched and moved to a university-wide undergraduate research matching program.  Read more here.   
  • Lab manager Grace Farley was accepted to and will be attending Duke's MAT graduate program next year. Congratulations, Grace!
  • 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!
  • Former Patek Lab graduate student Patrick Green was awarded a Human Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Congratulations, Patrick!
  • Patek Lab Graduate Student Jacob Harrison was awarded a travel grant to support his field research on mantis shrimp. Congratulations, Jacob!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Patek Lab has published a Morphobank database of over 4000 photographs of mantis shrimp appendages and telsons from 89 taxa and 411 specimens.  The database is entitled "Comparative morphology of telsons and raptorial appendages in mantis shrimp".   This makes a large part of our... Read More

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