Congratulations to Victoria Deneke upon receiving an
HHMI International Student Fellowship

Victoria is a 4th year graduate student in Dr. Stefano Di Talia's lab and is studying how waves of chemical activities synchronize the cell cycle in early Drosophila embryos. 

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. Another important mission of the Department is to prepare 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....

In the news


Every cell on the surface of a transgenic "Skinbow" zebrafish is genetically programmed to glow with a slightly different hue. But this fish wasn't bred to brighten up an aquarium; the colors effectively stamp each cell with a permanent barcode, letting scientists track its movements in a live animal for weeks at a time.

Ken Poss’s lab has developed a color-coding technique called “Skinbow", an exciting new barcoding technology for monitoring and understanding skin regeneration in zebrafish.  Featured in Duke Today, a link to the paper can be found here.

Dr. I-Chun Tsai, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Human Disease Modeling, was recently awarded the 2015 Holger Müller Prize.  This is the 5th iteration of an award given by the Care-For-Rare Foundation to young scientists performing work deemed to be groundbreaking in the field of rare genetic disorders. Dr. Tsai and her collaborator, Nina Bögershausen, were recognized for their studies entailing the genetic and mechanistic discoveries in Kabuki syndrome.  A link to the paper can be found here.

Faculty currently recruiting students

The following faculty members in Cell Biology are currently recruiting Graduate Students.  Please click on the faculty's name to read more about their research.  Michel Bagnat, Blanche Capel, Stefano Di Talia, Cagla Eroglu, Chay Kuo, Terry Lechler, Chris Nicchitta, Ken Poss, Scott Soderling, Purushothama Tata, and Eda Yildirim.

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