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Brigid Hogan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from FASEB

Brigid L. M. Hogan, PhD, chair emeritus of Duke’s Department of Cell Biology, and George Barth Geller Professor in the School of Medicine, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Read More…

Duke Department of Cell Biology

Cell Biology is one of the eight basic science Departments of Duke Medical Center. Faculty of our Department are internationally recognized for their research, which excels in basic biomedical research at the cellular, molecular, structural, and organismal level. Equally important to the mission of the Department is preparing our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and medical students for successful and rewarding careers in academic, clinical, and non-academic settings. Members of Cell Biology work together to generate a supportive, enthusiastic, and diverse environment that fosters the innovative and creative ideas that drives our science. Learn more....

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New paper from Di Talia lab published in Cell!

Synchronization of the cell cycle in syncytial Drosophila embryos is controlled by a self-organized mechanism that drives accurate nuclear positioning by integrating localized cell cycle oscillations, actomyosin cortical contractility, and cytoplasmic flows.

Congratulations, Cagla Eroglu!  Cagla has been selected by a distinguished faculty committee as the recipient of the 2019 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize for her outstanding contributions in basic science research.  

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Duke trio shares $1 million award to understand genetic roots of Parkinson’s disease

Three Duke researchers have received a grant of more than $1 million to study the role of astrocytes--common, star-shaped support cells within the brain--in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The award is part of more than $52 million in funding being given by the Chan Zuckerburg Initiative (CZI), which brings together experimental scientists from a variety of fields to better understand the root causes of neurodegenerative disorders. Cagla Eroglu, PhD, (left) from the Department of Cell Biology, will act as lead principal investigator, along with the Neurology Department’s Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD, (right) the clinical principal investigator, and Al La Spada MD, PhD (center).  Read More

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