Basic Science Day Archives

Each year, Basic Science Day invites Duke researchers to present their basic science findings in the spirit of education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Additionally, PhD students are nominated by their departments to present their research to faculty, staff and other students during the poster session. 



Robert J. Lefkowitz Distinguished Lecture
CRISPR Systems: Biology and Application of Gene Editing
​Jennifer Doudna, PhD 
HHMI Investigator, Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences 
Professor, Depts. of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute


Robert J. Lefkowitz Distinguished Lecture
Structural Insights into the Dynamic Process of G Protein Coupled Receptor Activation
Brian Kobilka, PhD, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine 


Unisexual reproduction: something old, something new
Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, James B. Duke Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, and Medicine


Superoxide in Biology
Irwin Fridovich, PhD, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry


A funny thing happened on the way to Stockholm
Robert Lefkowitz, M.D., James B. Duke Professor, Department of Medicine