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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 physiological adaptation to variable environmental conditions. We are using the roundworm C. elegans to understand how animals adapt to starvation using primarily genetic and genomic approaches. We are studying how development is governed by nutrient availability, how animals survive starvation, and the long-term consequences of starvation including adult disease and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

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 Regeneration Next Initiative, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

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