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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:

  • Muñoz, MM; Hu, Y; Anderson, PSL; Patek, SN, Strong biomechanical relationships bias the tempo and mode of morphological evolution., Elife, vol 7 (2018) [10.7554/eLife.37621] [abs].
  • Crane, RL; Cox, SM; Kisare, SA; Patek, SN, Smashing mantis shrimp strategically impact shells., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 221 no. Pt 11 (2018) [10.1242/jeb.176099] [abs].
  • Ilton, M; Bhamla, MS; Ma, X; Cox, SM; Fitchett, LL; Kim, Y; Koh, J-S; Krishnamurthy, D; Kuo, C-Y; Temel, FZ; Crosby, AJ; Prakash, M; Sutton, GP; Wood, RJ; Azizi, E; Bergbreiter, S; Patek, SN, The principles of cascading power limits in small, fast biological and engineered systems., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol 360 no. 6387 (2018) [10.1126/science.aao1082] [abs].
  • Biewener, A; Patek, S, Animal Locomotion (2018) [abs].
  • Jorge, J; Kumar, A; Sutton, G; Patek, SN, Tick-Tock Tiny Impacts: A Novel Pendulum Mechanism for Measuring the Energetics of Trap-Jaw Ant Strikes, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 58 (2018), pp. E347-E347 [abs].

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