Sheila N Patek

Patek

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-8306
  • Email Address: snp2@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2001

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2013
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • George A Bartholomew Award. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2008
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. 2008

Courses Taught:

  • BIOLOGY 329D: Principles of Animal Physiology
  • BIOLOGY 329L: Principles of Animal Physiology
  • BIOLOGY 429S: How Organisms Move
  • BIOLOGY 490S: Special Topics Seminar

In the News:

Representative Publications:

  • Patek, SN; Longo, SJ, Evolutionary Biomechanics: The Pathway to Power in Snapping Shrimp., Current Biology, vol 28 no. 3 (2018), pp. R115-R117 [10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.033] [abs].
  • Green, PA; Patek, SN, Mutual assessment during ritualized fighting in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)., Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, vol 285 no. 1871 (2018) [10.1098/rspb.2017.2542] [abs].
  • Liu, F; Chavez, RL; Patek, SN; Pringle, A; Feng, JJ; Chen, C-H, Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality., Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol 14 no. 132 (2017) [10.1098/rsif.2017.0083] [abs].
  • Patek, SN; Summers, AP, Invertebrate biomechanics., Current Biology, vol 27 no. 10 (2017), pp. R371-R375 [10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.012] [abs].
  • Patek, SN; Azizi, M; Bhamla, MS; Ilton, M; Kim, Y; Koh, J; Kuo, J; Ma, X; Prakash, M; Sutton, GP; Temel, Z, Extreme power amplification in biological systems, Integrative and Comparative Biology (BioOne), vol 57 (2017), pp. E373-E373 [abs].