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 (from left to right)

Top row
  • Trevor Alston, Leader, High School Outreach
  • Audrey Liu, Member, High School Outreach
  • Michael Young, Member, High School Outreach
  • Robin Blazing, Member, High School Outreach
  • Marie Cronin, Leader, Mentor and Lab Coordination
  • Stuart Behling, Member, Mentor and Lab Coordination
Middle row
  • Arthy Narayanan, Leader, Program Activities Development
  • Karim Abdelaal, Member, Program Activities Development
  • Fabiola Duarte Ortiz, Member, Program Activities Development
  • Veronica Galvin, Member, Program Activities Development
  • Kirill Chesnov, Co-founder
  • Divya Subramanian, 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