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Sheila N Patek
Associate Professor in the Department of Biology
Appointments and Affiliations
- Associate Professor in the Department of Biology
- Office Location: 014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 613-8306
- Email Address: email@example.com
- 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
- 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:
- Why a Robot Can't Yet Outjump a Flea (Apr 26, 2018)
- Mantis Shrimp Size Each Other Up Before Ceding a Fight (Jan 17, 2018)
- Why Do Research for the Sake of Knowing? (May 31, 2016)
- Sheila Patek: Why research for the pure sake of knowing is enough (May 26, 2016 | PBS NewsHour )
- Here’s what happened when a group of scientists went to confront their congressional tormentors (Apr 15, 2016 | The Huffington Post )
- Professor Patek Goes to Washington, Talks Up Research (Apr 15, 2016)
- The Benefits of 'Strange Science' (Apr 5, 2016 | Duke Magazine )
- Is Mantis Shrimp Research a Waste of Money? How 'Wastebook' Misses the Big Picture (Dec 7, 2015 | Duke Research Blog )
- Mantis shrimps avoid deadly fights by pummeling each other (Sep 23, 2015 | The Atlantic )
- Fisticuffs Among the Mantis Shrimp (Sep 23, 2015 | Duke Research Blog )
- The ant that blasts itself out of danger with its face (Aug 7, 2015 | Wired )
- Sheila Patek: Ant-Man's real-life rivals (Jul 17, 2015 | National Geographic )
- How mantis shrimps spar (Jun 18, 2015 | Science News )
- How Mantis Shrimp Evolved Many Shapes with Same Powerful Punch (Feb 27, 2015)
- 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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