Executive Board 

The DIBS executive board is composed of faculty members representing the major units of the university that participate in DIBS. Executive board members are appointed by the DIBS director for at least one year, renewable indefinitely. This committee meets three times per year to monitor the Institute’s progress, develop the Institute’s strategies, priorities, policies and procedures, advise on new programs and faculty recruiting, approve new faculty network members, review and make recommendations on newly proposed centers and Institute faculty (regular rank, non-tenure track), and serve as advocates and ambassadors of the Institute with their respective departments and schools.

  • R. Alison Adcock, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
  • Christine Drea, Ph.D.
  • Warren Grill, Ph.D.
  • Jennfer Groh, Ph.D.
  • Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D.
  • Hiroaki Matsunami, Ph.D.
  • Richard Mooney, Ph.D.
  • Geoffrey Pitt, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Timothy Strauman, Ph.D.
  • Fan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Leonard White, Ph.D.
  • Christina Williams, Ph.D.


DIBS Chairs and Directors Internal Advisory Council

The DIBS chairs and directors advisory council (CDAC) is an advisory body composed of Duke faculty members who serve as department chairs and directors from departments and centers that serve as primary partners with DIBS. The CDAC is charged with assessing the impact, effectiveness and appropriateness of the Institute’s programs, ensuring that DIBS programs and initiatives integrate effectively with those of departments, institutes and centers, and advise on faculty recruitment and potential and existing inter-School collaborations.

  • Scott Huettel, Ph.D.
  • Steve Lisberger, Ph.D.
  • Mohamed Noor, Ph.D.
  • Richard O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Anne Pusey, Ph.D.
  • John Sampson, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Allen Song, Ph.D.

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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.


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