Graduate Students in the Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D. and MD/Ph.D students are an integral part of the Department, which is deeply committed to their success.  Students typically spend the first year rotating between research laboratories and taking classes.  Course work is usually concluded in the second year and students then begin their thesis research in earnest.  The Graduate School Training Grant supports Ph.D. students for the first two years, after which they are supported by funds from their mentor's laboratory.  Many of our students have been very successful in obtaining their own funding from a variety of sources such as the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, Howard Hughes Medical Institute or a National Research Service Award (NRSA). More information on Graduate Students at Duke can be found at the Duke University Graduate School Website.

Scroll further down to see a list of all of our current Graduate Students and their mentors.

Current Graduate Students

Mentored by Ben Alman:*
Hazel (Hongyuan) Zhang

Mentored by Michel Bagnat:
Jamie Garcia - Brianna Peskin - Susie Wopat

Mentored by Blanche Capel:
Corey Bunce - Ceri Weber

Mentored by Stefano Di Talia:
Victoria Deneke - Patrick Ferree - Woonyung Hur

Mentored by Cagla Eroglu:
Jeff Stodsgill

Mentored by Don Fox:*
Scott Allen - Delisa Clay - Erez Cohen - Nora Peterson

Being Mentored by Farshid Guilak:*
Shaunak Adkar - Gwen (Nguyen) Huynh

Mentored by Matthew Hilton:*
Abigail Leinroth - Jason Long

Being Mentored by Courtney Karner:*
Leyao Shen

Mentored by Terry Lechler:*
Kwabena Badu-Nkansah - Gizem Gupur - Rebecca (Mary) Moreci

Being Mentored by Danny Lew:*
Rossie (Manuella) Clark-Cotton

Mentored by Chris Nicchitta:
Jessica Child

Mentored by Ken Poss:
Anzhi Chen - Adam Shoffner - Fei Sun - John Thompson

Mentored by Dave Sherwood:*
Daniel Costa - Aastha Garde - Sara Payne

Mentored by Debby Silver:*
Aaron Mitchell-Dick

Mentored by Scott Soderling:
Eda Erata - Erin Spence

Mentored by Purushotama Rao Tata:
Maggie (Anne) Bara - Arvind Konkimalla - "AJ" Abdull Massri

Note: * asterisk indicates Secondary Affiliated Faculty Member


Non-Cell Biology Affiliated Students in Labs:

Mentored by Michel Bagnat:
Esther (Jieun) Park (DSCB)

Mentored by Marc Caron:
Thomas Pack (PCB)

Mentored by Stefano Di Talia & Ken Poss:
Ben Cox (UPGG)

Mentored by Harold Erickson:
Lauren Corbin (Biomedical Engineering) & Drew Salsburg (Biochemistry)

Mentored by Cagla Erolgu:
Carina Block & Caley Burrus

Mentored by Chris Nicchitta:
Alyson Hoffman (Biochemistry) & Chun-Chief Hsu (Biochemistry)

Mentored by Scott Soderling:
Tyler Bradshaw (Neurobiology) & Shataakshi Dube (Neurobiology)


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