An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Major/Minor in Neuroscience
A truly interdisciplinary environment for discovery and learning is essential for understanding the organization and function of nerve cells and nervous systems, as well as the organismal behaviors they produce, including human cognition. At Duke University, the experience in neuroscience for undergraduates is nurtured in just such a collaborative environment, where the perspectives of multiple disciplines are brought together to explore the brain sciences and their impact on real-world problems.
Explore our program and discover why the study of neuroscience at Duke University is one of the most exciting and satisfying adventures that an education in the liberal arts and sciences can offer!
To learn more and ask questions, contact the Office for Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience,(919) 613-5025, LSRC B123.
Interested in sharing your passion for math, science, and/or engineering with elementary and middle school girls? On February 22 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science) will be holding our Capstone day! FEMMES Capstone is a one-day event, held at Duke University, for over 250 4th-6th grade girls to experience hands-on STEM activities. The program features both a keynote speaker and science, math, and engineering experiments led by female Duke faculty. Student volunteers serve as mentors for small groups and will get to know the girls in their group throughout the day. Volunteers also receive a free FEMMES t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch! Note: Capstone is on the same day as the Syracuse game (which starts at 7 p.m); however, if need be, you can leave Capstone at 4 p.m. We will also be having an orientation session on Sunday, February 16 at 4 p.m. in Bio Sci 111. If you're interested in signing up, please fill out the quick form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qO-0mlVMlyJyVdApceT7O2isiQXAV1xD48hhq6QfEKY/viewform If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
We are thrilled to be entering the second year of our Peer Coaching Program, launched by the NMU last year! This program is run under the guidance of Dr. Craig Roberts of the neuroscience education team. We’ve been evaluating feedback we received from last year’s participants to tailor the program to suit your needs! The newly-structured program will include large group meetings that bring all mentors and mentees together, as well as regular one-on-one meetings between advising pairs. Summer NPR Fellows and Wrenn Scholars who have invaluable insight into neuroscientific research have graciously committed their time to advising our mentees.Read More
Edna Andrews honored with Duke's 2013 University Scholar/Teacher Award.Read More
Recent advances in robotics have led to new forms of unstructured physical interactions between humans and robots in manufacturing and production facilities. These recent developments have focused primarily on hardware developments, with little understanding of how collaborative tasks could and should be designed to take advantage of respective human and robot strengths to improve safety and efficiency. This project will focus on modeling humans and robots in a representative manufacturing setting in order to design a collaborative human-robot system, which will ultimately be tested on an actual system.Read More
Monthly FLUNCH sessions NMU hosts monthly FLUNCH sessions with Neuroscience faculty that you're interested in! If you would like to request a faculty member, just fill out the form here:Read More
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Current Neuroscience Students
- Major & Minor Requirements
- Worksheet (matric. <2013)
- Worksheet (matric. 2013+)
- Research Opportunities
- Current NEUROSCI courses
- Neuroscience Library Guide
- Neurogenesis (The Journal)
- Neuroscience Majors Union
Summer Research Opportunities in Neuroscience for Duke Students
Summer Research Opportunities in Neuroscience at Duke (for other students)
Zohair Zaidi, Trinity '15, Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science)
Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Research: : I work in the Duke Neurotransgenic Lab under Dr. Ute Hochgeschwender, MD, working to design new genetic technologies. My current project involves constructing a protein system that will allow for genetically targeted self-regulation of neuronal activity.
Thoughts: : An interest of mine lies in how the brain functions to manage all of our processes and actions, but a stronger interest lies in how disorder can easily break down these intricate circuits and pathways. Research to better understand the underlying mechanisms of these disorders will provide a step forward in exploring possible therapies and interventions.