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L. Ryan Baugh

Professor of Biology
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-4129
4314 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708


The Baugh Lab is interested in phenotypic plasticity and adaptation to starvation. We use the roundworm C. elegans for an integrative organismal approach that considers molecular mechanisms in a developmental and ecological context. We are studying how development is governed by nutrient availability, how animals survive starvation, long-term consequences of early life starvation, and multigenerational plasticity.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Biology · 2023 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Cell Biology · 2022 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Affiliate of the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology · 2019 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center · 2021 - Present Duke Regeneration Center, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 2004 Ph.D.
University of Georgia · 1997 B.S.