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Song sparrow on a sapling

Biologist Steve Nowicki and team find that birds shuffle and repeat their songs to keep an audience's attention

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

DIBS faculty member Dr. Steve Nowicki and collaborators at Duke and the University of Miami have a new research article out today about how song sparrows sing with a complex feature not seen in any other animal communication system aside from human language. Learn more here. Congrats to all! read more about Biologist Steve Nowicki and team find that birds shuffle and repeat their songs to keep an audience's attention »


Dr. Chantell Evans in a research lab

Dr. Chantell Evans' research on brain disease is featured in Duke Med's Alumni News

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Dr. Chantell Evans, a Duke brain scientist and Duke Science & Tech Scholar, is featured in Duke Med's Alumni News this past Dec. '21. Learn more about her work on how brain cells go awry (e.g. Parkinson's disease) and how we might develop better treatments Down pointing backhand index here. read more about Dr. Chantell Evans' research on brain disease is featured in Duke Med's Alumni News »


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DIBS faculty kick-off week-long research talks for Duke's Research Week (Jan. 31 - Feb. 4)

Monday, January 24, 2022

Read more about all of the panels here, including the first panel to kickstart the week on "Advancing Neuroscience", featuring DIBS faculty memers Alison Adcock, MD, PhD; Kafui Dziras, MD, PhD; Greg Field, PhD; Cameron C. McIntyre, PhD; and  Heather Elizabeth Whitson, MD. read more about DIBS faculty kick-off week-long research talks for Duke's Research Week (Jan. 31 - Feb. 4) »


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Eight new DIBS-led Brain & Society teams announced for Bass Connections 2022-2023

Monday, January 24, 2022

Eight DIBS-led Brain & Society teams for 2022 - 2023 were recently announced as part of the Bass Connections project. The different teams are linked below. Read more about Bass Connections and the Brain & Society teams here. Applications are due Feb. 11th! read more about Eight new DIBS-led Brain & Society teams announced for Bass Connections 2022-2023 »


Blake Wilson

DIBS Faculty Network Member Blake Wilson Received North Carolina's Highest Honor

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Congratulations to DIBS Faculty Network Member Blake Wilson for earning North Carolina's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award. Click here for the Duke Today article.   read more about DIBS Faculty Network Member Blake Wilson Received North Carolina's Highest Honor »


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DIBS Announces 2021-2022 Germinator Awards

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is once again funding an excellent slate of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that have great promise to generate significant advancement in our knowledge of brain science. Four Incubator Awards will support interdisciplinary teams working on... read more about DIBS Announces 2021-2022 Germinator Awards »


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DIBS Announces 2021-2022 Incubator Awards

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is once again funding an excellent slate of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that have great promise to generate significant advancement in our knowledge of brain science. Four Incubator Awards will support interdisciplinary teams working on... read more about DIBS Announces 2021-2022 Incubator Awards »


Dr Eroglu and Dr Dzirasa

Two Duke Brain Scientists Named Howard Hughes Investigators

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Drs. Kafui Dzirasa and Cagla Eroglu, both DIBS Faculty Network Members, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators.  This prestigious award honors their long records of excellent work investigating mechanisms of human health and disease.  They will receive nearly $9M... read more about Two Duke Brain Scientists Named Howard Hughes Investigators »


Len White Portrait

Len White Receives National Recognition for Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

We at DIBS are honored to work with an amazing teacher and mentor, Dr. Len White.  For his long and distinguished history of excellence in medical education, Dr. White has received the American Association of Medical Colleges 2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award... read more about Len White Receives National Recognition for Teaching Excellence »


nicole Calakos

Learning Something Surprising About “SuperLearners”

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

DIBS Researcher Nicole Calakos and her team discovered an interesting role for the stress response pathway in learning.  Their findings may have important implications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Click here for the article on Duke Research Blog.   read more about Learning Something Surprising About “SuperLearners” »


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