Mission & Vision

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
DIBS Mission & Vision


To advance interdisciplinary research and education that transforms our understanding of brain function and translates into innovative solutions for health and society. 


An interactive community of scholars—faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and staff—who pool their talents to achieve a new level of excellence in the brain sciences.


  • Promote innovative approaches to problems of nervous system function that lie at the boundaries of traditional disciplines.
  • Create an exceptional environment for learning about the brain and establish Duke as the premier institution for education and training in the brain sciences.
  • Build a strong local brain science community by providing activities that foster communication and collaboration among faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff.
  • Inform the public about current research in the brain sciences at Duke and the potential impact of this research on health and society.

Learn more about DIBS

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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