Ranked among the top 10 Biology graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report, our faculty conduct more than $65 million in research each year for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy, among others. Our faculty includes four National Academy of Science members. The Biology department supports more than 120 graduate students.

Many faculty research programs span multiple research areas and levels of biological organization, creating a dynamic training environment for graduate students interested in cross-disciplinary training. Our research builds bridges within Duke departments and beyond, with most faculty having close collaborations with multiple other Universities and Institutes nationally and internationally. 

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