Connecting Minds Advancing Neuroscience  Improving Lives

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) provides a vibrant hub for all who share our vision of making neuroscience greater than the sum of its parts by integrating schools, disciplines, analysis and education to accelerate breakthroughs and benefit society. It is an exciting place to be!

Our Mission

The DIBS mission is to promote interdisciplinary brain science and translate discoveries into solutions for health and society. Each year, DIBS touches thousands of people, from our 200+ member Faculty Network and hundreds of students and trainees to the many who benefit from campus, community, and outreach activities.


Our work takes place within three main areas:


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