DSCB Faculty

DSCB-affiliated faculty use cutting-edge approaches to address research questions in development, stem cell biology, and regeneration.

About our faculty:  Our faculty have primary appointments in basic science and clinical departments at the School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Department of Biology. Our faculty are highly collaborative. This enriches the training opportunities for DSCB students. Research of our faculty includes the range of classic model organisms (including S.cerevisiae, Dictyostelium, Arabidopsis, Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish, and mouse) as well as non-model organisms including stickleback, sea urchins and the red-eared slider turtle, T. scripta. Many of our faculty also use induced pluripotent stem cells, organoid models and human samples.

Criterion for membership:  In addition to pursuing relevant research for the DSCB mission, active mentors must maintain a strong training lab environment and complete required mentoring. In addition, they are expected to contribute to DSCB activities.

James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biology
Professor of Medicine
George and Geneva Boguslavsky Distinguished Professor of Eye Research
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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Associate Professor in Medicine
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biology
Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Integrative Immunobiology
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Instructor in the Department of Cell Biology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery