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Connecting Minds • Advancing Neuroscience • Improving Lives

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) provides a vibrant hub for neuroscience research, education, and community engagement, promoting interdisciplinary brain science and translating discoveries into solutions for health and society.

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Research

We serve as a vital hub for researchers representing multiple disciplines related to neuroscience — by offering educational opportunities, funding programs, research center support, and ground-breaking resources for advancing brain sciences at Duke.

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Education

Our goal is to provide exceptional interdisciplinary education and professional development opportunities to learners at all levels, equipping them to pursue challenging and rewarding careers in academia, industry, government, or the non-profit sector.

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Engagement

Our outreach activities help increase diversity among neuroscientists by exposing students from diverse socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds to neuroscience at a young age, demystifying brain science, and providing role models for young people.

Engagement

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3D Brain Scan

DIBS faculty member Ahmad Hariri PhD creates colorful brain "road maps" to chart the biological routes leading to individual differences in behavior and risk for psychiatric and neurological disorders.

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Autism Screening App

Seed grants from DIBS helps facilitate innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations, such as the autism screening app developed by Geri Dawson PhD (Director of the Duke Autism & Brain Development Center) and engineering professor Guillermo Sapiro PhD.

Why Do You Study That

Dancing Flies

DIBS faculty member Pelin Volkan PhD is abuzz about frolicking fruit flies. Learn more more about why Dr. Volkan studies developing fly brains that give way to fancy footwork.