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Sheila N Patek

Patek

Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor
  • Professor 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

  • Guggenheim Award. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2015
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2013
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award . Sigma Xi, St. Joseph’s University. 2009
  • George A Bartholomew Award. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2008
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. 2008
  • Brilliant 10 Award. Popular Science Magazine. 2004

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 329L: Principles of Animal Physiology
  • BIOLOGY 429S: How Organisms Move

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Divi, S; Ma, X; Ilton, M; St Pierre, R; Eslami, B; Patek, SN; Bergbreiter, S, Latch-based control of energy output in spring actuated systems., Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, vol 17 no. 168 (2020) [10.1098/rsif.2020.0070] [abs].
  • Harrison, JS; Porter, ML; Patek, SN, Scaling and development of elastic mechanisms: the tiny strikes of larval mantis shrimp, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 60 (2020), pp. E97-E97 [abs].
  • Munoz, MM; Anderson, PSL; Hu, Y; Patek, SN; Camarillo, H, How Predictable and Correlated are Patterns of Form-Function Evolution?, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 60 (2020), pp. E168-E168 [abs].
  • Patek, SN, Plenary Lecture - Impact and discovery: extreme movement in an interdisciplinary and political world, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 60 (2020), pp. E392-E392 [abs].
  • Dinh, JP; Azza, J; Patek, SN, Assessing Your Opponent: Snapping Shrimp Use Indirect Cues to Settle Ritualized Contests, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 60 (2020), pp. E58-E58 [abs].

Affiliate Topics in Materials Research