New publication by Ph.D. student Blake Fauskee

Ph.D. student Blake Fauskee published with Kathleen Pryer, and two Duke Biology alums: Amanda Grusz (University of Minnesota Duluth), and Erin Sigel (University of New Hampshire) “Variation in frequency of plastid RNA editing within Adiantum implies rapid evolution in fern plastomes” in the American Journal of Botany. Reprint PDF

Way to go, Nik!

Please join me in congratulating Nik on his success in passing the prelim exam milestone on Monday, May 10!  Nice work, Nik!

Now it is full-steam ahead on Investigating Rapid Evolutionary Radiations and their Consequences for Biogeography and Conservation in the Model Plant Genus Boechera


Congratulations Sakib!

Undergrad extraordinaire, Sakib Hoque, graduated from Duke Biology with High Distinction on May 2.  In addition, he was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Plant Science Prize,  given each year by the plant science faculty to a graduating biology major who has demonstrated excellence in botanical research. 

Sakib’s honors research thesis was entitled: A paleobiological review on fern-insect interactions: were ferns underutilized?  

He plans to take a gap year after graduation and then go to medical school.