Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
(919) 668-4759

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Jörn Coers, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Host-Microbial Interactions (CHoMI)
(919) 684-7109

Carolyn Coyne 

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Bryan R. Cullen, PhD
James B. Duke Professor
Founding Director, Center for Virology
(919) 684-3369

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Lawrence David, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
(919) 668-5388

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Fred Dietrich, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 684-2857

Nick Heaton

Nicholas Heaton, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 684-1351

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Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD
James B. Duke Professor and Chair
(919) 684-2824

Stacy M. Horner, PhD
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Center for RNA Biology
(919) 684-1921

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Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor
Director, Cell and Molecular Biology Program
(919) 681-7273

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Jack Keene, PhD
James B. Duke Professor
(919) 684-5138

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Dennis Ko, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 684-5834


Jennifer Lodge, PhD
Vice President for Research & Innovation


Craig Lowe

Craig Lowe, PhD
Assistant Professor
(919) 613-1754

Micah Luftig

Micah Luftig, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Director, Center for Virology
(919) 668-3091

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Doug Marchuk, PhD
James B. Duke Professor
Director, Division of Human Genetics
(919) 684-1945

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Hiroaki Matsunami, PhD
(919) 684-2777

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John H. McCusker, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 681-6744

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Thomas D. Petes, PhD
Minnie Geller Professor
(919) 684-4986

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John Rawls, PhD
Director, Duke Microbiome Center
(919) 613-7212

Matt Scaglione

Matthew Scaglione
Assistant Professor
Center for Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics
Phone: 919-660-8830

Debra Silver, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 668-7909


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Clare Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Beth Sullivan, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Training
(919) 684-9038

David Tobin

David Tobin, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
(919) 684-9152

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Raphael Valdivia, PhD
(919) 668-3831

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Dong Yan, PhD
Associate Professor
(919) 684-1929

Primary Research Track Faculty

* Primary Research Track Faculty without Graduate Faculty Appointments

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Tatjana Abaffy*
Volatile metabolomics signatures of cancer and its olfactory detection

Robert Bastidas, PhD*
Elucidating how Chlamydia secreted effectors promote virulence
(919) 668-2450

Brook Heaton*
Uncovering new viral restriction factors using CRISPR screening technology
(919) 684-1375

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So Young Kim*
Functional genomics approaches to uncover and characterize mechanisms of tumorigenesis and tumor maintenance
(919) 684-7955

Han Kyu Lee

Han Kyu Lee*
Discovering causative genes that modulate brain damage during ischemic stroke

Rajendra Upadhya*
The role of Cryptococcus cell wall chitosan in fungal virulence and protective immunity

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Sheng Sun*
The evolution of mating type locus in fungi, including the transition between tetrapolar and bipolar mating systems
(919) 684-3036

Liuyang Wang*
Evolution of human-pathogens interactions”

Emeritus/Retired Primary Faculty

Maria Cardenas-Corona, PhD

Wolfgang Karl (Bill) Joklik

Lizzie J. Harrell, PhD

Elwood Linney, PhD

Thomas Mitchell

David J. Pickup, PhD

Joseph Nevins