About the Department
Among Research I Universities, Duke University hosts one of the few broad "Biology Departments" in the country, providing students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to learn and perform research in a highly integrative and interactive setting. Our department hosts over 45 active faculty research laboratories studying areas spanning developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, ecology, evolution, organismal biology, and genomics. Undergraduates benefit from having these world experts present the topics of their research passions in the classroom, exposing them to both the fundamental principles and the latest results or controversies. PhD students join research teams either through our own extremely flexible graduate program in Biology or through a diverse array of interdisciplinary programs, such as those spanning the Nicholas School of Earth and Ocean Sciences or the Medical School. The department interacts heavily among the diverse disciplines represented within it, with other Duke University departments, and with programs at the many other nearby universities. Come visit, and see how we do "Biology with a big B!"
Duke Biology Box 90338 Durham, NC 27708 Phone: 919-660-7372 Fax: 919-660-7293