Research Groups

DIBS supports the development of research groups to focus scholarship on key areas broad enough to engage the full spectrum of the brain sciences at Duke. DIBS research groups are united by a common interest in an area of brain science that is especially suited to advancement by interdisciplinary study and are co-convened by faculty, postdocs, students, and staff from across campus. Each research group has developed a balanced program addressing both fundamental and translational issues. The research groups receive funding from DIBS to develop programs such as journal clubs, guest speaker series, workshops, and larger-scale meetings.

  • Cognitive, Auditory, & Neural Bases of Language & Speech (CANBLS)

  • Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience (CTNRG)

  • Neurohumanities

  • Neuroimmunology & Glia (NGG)

  • DIBS Methods Meetings is a bi-weekly workshop series focusing on methods, statistics, and modeling techniques in neuroscience. The goal of this workshop series is to jumpstart the use of state-of-the-art tools by providing trainees with a source of accessible tutorials and journal articles. Workshops range from introductory to advanced topics, so there is something to learn for everyone. Past workshops have focused on data visualization. Bayesian statistics, version control (git), programming in R and Python, and professional development. In addition to holding these workshops during our meetings, workshops are archived here to make materials available for anyone who cannot attend. Meetings will be held in a hybrid format, online via zoom and in LSRC B240 on the following Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm.






Shenyang Huang



Pranjal Gupta


PCA for fMRI

Matthew Slayton


Hidden Markov Models

Kevin O'Neill


Eye-tracking Methods & Theory

Kristina Krasich


Intro to Javascript

Raphael Geddert


Analyzing Autobiographical Interviews

Gabriela Fernandez

For more information or to join the mailing list (, contact Kevin O'Neill at