About the Team

The DUNE team is comprised of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and administrators from Duke University neuroscience departments. We are passionate about engaging students from the community. Our aim is to welcome students into the scientific environment and share the experience to make the research community more accessible to underrepresented students in the sciences. Each team member brings a diverse set of experiences to their role with DUNE. We have team members dedicated to connecting with schools, coordinating with mentors and labs, and developing program activities.

Team Members

Top Row:
  • Trevor Alston (3rd Year), Leader, High School Outreach
  • Audrey Liu (4th Year), Member, High School Outreach
  • Michael Young (6th Year), Member, High School Outreach
  • Robin Blazing (4th Year), Member, High School Outreach
  • Marie Cronin (3rd Year), Leader, Mentor and Lab Coordination
  • Stuart Behling (6th Year), Member, Mentor and Lab Coordination
Middle Row:
  • Arthy Narayanan (4th Year), Leader, Program Activities Development
  • Karim Abdelaal (2nd Year), Member, Program Activities Development
  • Fabiola Duarte Ortiz (4th Year), Member, Program Activities Development
  • Veronica Galvin (Postdoctoral Fellow), Member, Program Activities Development
  • Kirill Chesnov (3rd Year), Co-founder
  • Divya Subramanian (7th Year), Co-founder
Bottom Row:
  • Colleen Bauer, Program Coordinator, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Dr. Len White, Associate Director, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Dr. Anita Disney, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
  • Dr. John Pearson, Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
  • Dr. Staci Bilbo, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, Associate Director, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences