2018 Benenson Award Winner Kat Berko
2018 Benenson Award Winner Jess Chen
When cancer cells spread, they detach from the primary tumor, invade, and disseminate to new tissue environments to colonize distant sites in the body. This process, known as the metastatic cascade, is the cause of death for nearly all patients with solid...
This summer I worked in the Berger lab which is a clinical anesthesiology lab looking at the role of anesthesia during surgery in impaired cognitive abilities after waking up.
"I used my DSRF to develop a global database of health innovations, build a model for adapting those lessons to the US, and work with major American health systems to design a pathway for implementation.
2018 Benenson Award Winner Valerie Muensterman
2018 Benenson Award Winner George Lucas
2018 DSRF Award Winners Noah Michaud and Angela Tawfik
Rett Syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked neurological disorder that results in intellectual disability and motor dysfunction seen in girls.
My experiment for the Deans’ Summer Research Fellowship examined the ancestral Puebloan agricultural technique of pebble mulching.
This summer, I researched wild ring-tailed lemurs at Tsimanampesotse National Park (TNP), Madagascar. I worked with Lemur Love, a U.S.-based volunteer-run non-profit (501(c) (3)), and the only organization dedicated to the research and conservation of the...
Studying the Effects of Technology in the Classroom on Students with Cerebral Palsy in Auckland, New Zealand
During the summer of 2017, I volunteered at the Carlson School for students with Cerebral Palsy in Auckland, New Zealand. During my time as a volunteer, I was intrigued by the advanced, integrated utilization of technology in the classroom by the students and...
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is dedicated to education for students interested in the advancement of synthetic biology, in other words, taking engineering principles and applying them to natural sciences like biology.
Undergraduate research is kind of a big deal at Duke. The grand finale of nearly 200 of this year’s undergrad projects was a giant poster session called “Visible Thinking,” hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research Support on April 22.
What if you could supply everything your garden needs to produce a robust crop of veggies without buying a single bag of fertilizer? That’s a question Duke senior Anne Martin has tackled in a year-long independent study project.
So now you are at Duke — one of the world’s best research universities — but now what? You might be taking cool classes, but how can you take advantage of the world-class research happening here? Roughly 50 percent of Duke undergrads do so at some point.
Jasmine Thompson is advancing the Di Giulio lab’s work to understand the environmental impacts of a former wood treatment facility that, for decades, discharged creosote and other chemicals into the nearby river.
From whales to lemurs, senior Cassidy Pomeroy-Carter is using animal research experiences at Duke to prepare her for a future in veterinary medicine.
Nisonoff, a math major and global health and chemistry minor from Emerson, N.J., is working on two projects: one project is based in theory and the other focuses on applications of the theory. His first project, funded by the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship...
Paul Ziquan Yang is using mathematical techniques to eliminate errors in computer hardware. Read the full story here.
Before biologists can understand the role of specific genes, they have to be able to determine whether those genes are "on or off." Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow Mitchell Lee is looking to make take process easier.
Senior biology major and chemistry minor Rachel Shenker is working as a Dean’s Summer Research Fellow, trying to figure out how certain proteins affect wound-healing in flies.
Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellow and physics major Cathy Li is using optical systems to enhance machine learning. Read the full story here.
Ben Schwartz and Amalia Cong, past Howard Hughes VIP participants, are studying enamel evolution in the Wall and Wray labs.
Duke Psychology Undergraduates Study How Young Children Learn to Label Emotions. Read the rest of the story at Duke News.
Duke Student Meredith Rahman Presents at Duke-UNC Bioethics Symposium. Read the rest of the story at Duke News.
Nonie Arora shares a story of one of the student presenters at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, hosted by Duke on November 17, 2012.
Student research blogger Ashley Mooney spent her summer in Portland working in a lab that testing the impact of brain injuries on anxiety levels.
Yavuz Acikalin is doing an independent research project with the Platt Lab that deals with monkey advertising. Read about it on the Duke Research Blog.
Rising Trinity Junior Sonya Jooma headed to Phoenix, Arizona this summer to participate in the TGen-Duke Biomedical Futures Program. Read the story on the Duke Research Blog.
"Sounding the Bells for Haiti" appeared in Duke Magazine in the summer of 2012.
Emma Ross used computerized mapping technology to explore the interaction of British colonists and native residents in the 19th century.
Kenneth Hoehn and Clara Starkweather have been selected as scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Daphne Ezner, who graduates in May with a double major in biology and computer science, received funding from the Trinity Deans' Summer Fellowship program in 2011 to work with Associate Profess
The Duke Global Health Institute has selected 15 students for the inaugural