Rob Dunn

About Rob Dunn

Rob Dunn is a biologist and writer in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. Central to all of his work is the sense that big discoveries lurk not only in faraway tropical forests, but also in our backyards and even bedrooms. The unknown is large and wonderful and Dunn and his collaborators, students, and postdocs love to spend their days in it.

The Biggest Microscope in the World

and it is focused on your toilet seat… My grandmother, Barbara, often talked about growing up in a bedroom that was an observatory. She also, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:19+00:00 September 13th, 2013|

The Climate Inside

Our houses modify the climate around them. In great densities, our houses and other buildings can change weather patterns. Urbanization increases temperatures. It can also [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:20+00:00 August 5th, 2013|

Dear Students

Last week, we hosted an outstanding group of students from the NC School of Science and Mathematics for a two-day research experience in the lab, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:20+00:00 July 28th, 2013|

The Day My Cat Went Home

Photo credit: Megan Halpern Recently, my friend Roland Kays, the Director of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences approached [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:20+00:00 July 26th, 2013|