Departmental Retreats

Registration for this year's retreat is CLOSED!

Thanks to the 91 folks who have RSVP'd - it's sure to be a great time! Looking forward to seeing you there!

What? Two days of science, seminars, poster sessions, and socializing

When? Friday May 5th from 12:00 PM – Saturday May 6th 5:30 PM

Where? The Double Tree Hilton Hotel in New Bern, NC

Who? Students, faculty, postdocs, secondary faculty who have students affiliated with cell biology, and rotation students in primary labs

How? The registration link was e-mailed to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. The deadline to register is April 1st.

Why? To present your work – if you’re a student (required) or postdoc, that is. Rotation students are not required to present. Submission link was also e-mailed. Abstracts are due March 17th.

Why else? To win some cool and awesome prizes, not to mention the fame and glory of Best Image or Video! We will be sending out more information later on this month about those contests. Submissions will be due April 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly in the main office ( or by phone at 919-684-8085.


Every year, the Department of Cell Biology hosts a retreat for our students, post docs, and faculty at a North Carolina hotel destination. This event provides a great opportunity for everyone, including secondary faculty as well as collaborators from other departments of Duke University, to come together both intellectually and socially. Outings provide chances for everyone to enjoy each other’s company outside of an academic or laboratory setting to relax and unwind.  Throughout the overnight’s poster sessions to seminar-style presentations, attendees are able to intermingle and ask questions with others outside their labs who are working on a diverse array of research projects.  This weekend excursion is a celebration of the achievements of our own students, postdocs, and faculty as well as their contributions and advancements in the field of Cell Biology. 


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