Recent News

"From Finding Nemo to Finding Patents – Natural History as Inspiration for Science and Art" by Prof. Adam Summers (University of Washington)Date and time: Wednesday February 8th, reception with snacks at 5.30 pm, lecture 6-7 pmLocation: Genome Sciences Building room 200, UNC Chapel Hill (250 Bell... more
Join this year's rSICB at Duke!
PBO launched another working group in the NC Mountains, focusing on cross-disciplinary written communication. We also enjoyed a stellar lecture by Prof. Chuan-Hua Chen (Duke U.) about the connections between biology and engineering through systems such as fungal ballistospores and jumping droplets... more
Prof. Wall will be participating in the FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) Capstone event for girls in 4th through 6th grade. The all-day event is on Saturday, February 27. The Duke FEMMES website is Muscles and Energy: What Happens... more
PBO members Patrick Green and Eleanor Caves have been working with a graduate-student-led outreach organization to improve science education in North Carolina. Patrick and Eleanor are members of the leadership team of SciREN – the Scientific Research and Education Network. SciREN works to connect... more
Steve Vogel passed away November 24, 2015. As a founder of the field of biomechanics, and a founder of this program, we a deeply grateful for his contributions - both personal and scientific. We miss him. To offer condolences to his family, please visit this website: more
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) Women’s Initiative Women physical anthropologists, like most other STEM women scholars and researchers, experience a significant early career bottleneck in the transition from graduate programs to tenure. This professional association-led... more
Congratulations to UNC Biology Professor Bill Kier and his former Ph.D. student Ted Uyeno, for receiving the “2015 Reinhard Rieger Award in Zoomorphology”. This annual award is given in memory of the zoologist Reinhard Rieger and recognizes outstanding research in the field of zoomorphology.
Duke University has awarded PBO an Intellectual Community Planning grant to foster strong, interdisciplinary collaborations across labs and universities. We are looking forward to a year of exciting, new initiatives as we continue to build PBO.
Dr. Greg Sutton, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Bristol, will be delivering an evening lecture to PBO on September 8, 5:30-8 pm. Dinner will be provided. Please email Prof. Sheila Patek,, if you would like to attend. The title of his talk is "Lessons in... more