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2021 DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium - Virtual Poster Session

Monday, April 12, 2021

Congratulations to Danielle Clark and Jia Hou Poh, winners of the poster contest at the 2021 DIBS Distinguished Lecture and Symposium!   read more about 2021 DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium - Virtual Poster Session »


Kafui Dzirasa

Two Prestigious Duke Awards, One Psychiatry Winner

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations to DIBS Faculty Network member Kafui Dzirasa on two well-deserved honors!  Read here for details!   read more about Two Prestigious Duke Awards, One Psychiatry Winner »


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Black in Neuro

Friday, March 26, 2021

Black In Neuro is a grass-roots effort to empower black scholars in Neuroscience.  Read here to learn how you can support their endeavors.      read more about Black in Neuro »


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Meet a Duke Senior at the Intersection Of Computation, Neuroscience and T-Pain

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Senior Duke Neuroscience major Daniel Sprague has sampled many types of research at Duke, and made valuable contributions to the research in 3 labs from the DIBS Faculty Network.  Read his reflections on his time at Duke and what the future holds for this talented student.   read more about Meet a Duke Senior at the Intersection Of Computation, Neuroscience and T-Pain »


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 »


Fan Wang

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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