Sheila Patek

Hehmeyer Professor of Biology, Duke University

Sheila Patek is the Hehmeyer Professor of Biology at Duke University. She is the Principal Investigator and leader of the Impulsive MURI team, while also running her own lab at Duke University. Patek focuses on the evolutionary biomechanics of LaMSA systems. Her team focuses on the translation of biological discovery into fundamental physical principles that both inform biological experimental research and synthetic system development and analyses.