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Elizabeth J. Marsh

New Leadership in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences congratulates faculty members Elizabeth Marsh and Kevin La Bar, who will assume leadership of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Marsh will become Chair of the Department, and LaBar will replace her as... read more about New Leadership in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience »


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Neurobiologist Finds Potent Pain-Supression Center in the Brain

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

DIBS researcher Fan Wang discovered that the amygdala--the part of our brains that controls fear--can also serve as a shut-down mechanism for pain.  She and her team used optogenetics to make this surprising finding in mice.  Read the full article.   read more about Neurobiologist Finds Potent Pain-Supression Center in the Brain »


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Medical, therapeutic 'apps' growth fueled by pandemic

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Medical and therapeutic "apps" abound, and their importance will continue to grow, spurred in part by limited healthcare available during the pandemic, says P. Murali Doraiswamy, PhD, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and DIBS Faculty Network member, in a recent op-ed in Scientific... read more about Medical, therapeutic 'apps' growth fueled by pandemic »


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Eve Marder to Deliver March 17 DIBS Distinguished Lecture

Monday, December 7, 2020

Pioneering and award-winning neuroscientist Eve Marder, PhD, of Brandeis University, will give the 2021 DIBS Distinguished Lecture on March 17. Her topic: Understanding Neural Circuits: Development, Plasticity & Function. DIBS faculty members also will speak, and students will present their... read more about Eve Marder to Deliver March 17 DIBS Distinguished Lecture »


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DIBS Faculty Among 6 Honored by AAAS

Monday, November 30, 2020

Three Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Faculty Network Members were among six Duke faculty named fellows to the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science: Nicole Calakos, Neurology, for pioneering work in optogenetic approaches, and substantial contributions in the... read more about DIBS Faculty Among 6 Honored by AAAS »


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Dzirasa Publishes Anti-racism Op-eds

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

DIBS Faculty Network Member Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, has published a series of op-eds in several scientific journals to help colleagues understand, "the long history of structural racism in America and how history has led to this moment.” More about Dzirasa... read more about Dzirasa Publishes Anti-racism Op-eds »


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DIBS Announces 2020 Research Seed-grant Recipients

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

DIBS has announced the 2020 Research Incubator and Germinator seed-grant recipients. Five interdisciplinary teams have received the awards, which are designed to promote high-risk/high-return, collaborative and cross-disciplinary neuroscience that is likely to draw external funding. Over... read more about DIBS Announces 2020 Research Seed-grant Recipients »


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Felipe DeBrigard Discusses Intersection of Philosophy, Neuroscience

Friday, October 23, 2020

Felipe De Brigard, PhD, Philosophy, was always interested in psychology and neuroscience and philosophy, and he majored in both as an undergraduate. But it took a while to find the best academic route to combine his research interests. Today, he studies memory and cognitive processes. He was... read more about Felipe DeBrigard Discusses Intersection of Philosophy, Neuroscience »


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U.S. News & World Report Features Study Co-authored by Dawson

Friday, October 23, 2020

Children on the autism spectrum and those with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are seen more frequently in hospitals and in doctors' offices during infancy than other youngsters, a new Duke study has found. The pattern may help alert providers to additional follow-up,... read more about U.S. News & World Report Features Study Co-authored by Dawson »


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Study Yields Clues about Immune System, Post-op Neuroinflammation

Friday, October 23, 2020

Inflammation is a normal immune response to a bodily injury, whether from accident or surgery. But sometimes the post-operative immune response may also lead to neuroinflammation, causing complications such as delirium delirium and other perioperative neurocognitive disorders. Scientists,... read more about Study Yields Clues about Immune System, Post-op Neuroinflammation »


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