The physical biology of organisms is inherently cross-disciplinary and our teaching reflects the diversity of skills needed to perform this type of research.

Lab Write-Ups

The Miller lab provided this tutorial for using IBMAR.

The Hedrick lab provided this tutorial for using dltdv.


Leading Students and Faculty to Quantitative Biology Through Active Learning occurred on January 6, 2015 during the annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in West Palm Beach, FL. Prof. Laura Miller and colleagues ran this symposium.

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Prof. Patek teaches an upper-level undergraduate and graduate student biomechanics seminar course at Duke, entitled "How Organisms Move".

This course connects basic physics with biological systems to examine the principles of organismal movement. The first half of the course provides a... more