Contact Information:

Kathleen Pryer
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27707-0338
Email:
Telephone: 919-660-7380
 
 
 
 
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The latest news

Botany 2016 was a success!

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The Pryer lab made its presence felt at this year's Botany conference, held in Savannah, GA. Below are a list of the talks presented by current and former members of the lab: A case of mistaken identity revealed as a new species of Cheilanthes s.s.(Pteridaceae). Sosa, Karla; Windham, Michael…
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Yea Michaela is back!

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She went home to Alaska over the summer, but is back to start researching Salvinia molesta.
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Layne Huiet describes a new species of Maidenhair fern in California!

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Huiet, L., M. Lenz, J.K. Nelson, K.M. Pryer, and A.R. Smith. 2015. Adiantum shastense, a new species of maidenhair fern from California. Phytokeys 53: 73-81.
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Dr. Fay-Wei Li !! Congratulations!

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On 1 April 2015, Fay-Wei defended his thesis Seeing the Light: The Origin and Evolution of Plant Photoreceptors and WOWED his Dissertation Committee: Kathleen M. Pryer, Chair, Meng Chen and Sönke Johnsen (Duke); Corbin Jones (UNC, Biology); Sarah Mathews (Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Australia). Dr. Li is…
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Sex after 60 (million years)

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Lab alum Dr. Carl Rothfels publishes provocative paper in American Naturalist. Check out the story on NPR!
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Big Hits

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Lady Gaga was honored by Duke University biologists. Kathleen Pryer and colleagues named a new genus of ferns found in Central and South America, Mexico, Arizona and Texas after the pop music megastar. A genus is a group of closely related species; in this case, 19 species of ferns will carry the name Gaga. At one stage of its life, the new genus Gaga has fluid definitions of gender and bears a striking resemblance to one of Gaga's famous costumes. Members of the new genus also bear a distinct DNA sequence spelling GAGA.

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