Serving Society With Knowledge

In less than a century since its founding, Duke University has built an international reputation for innovation and excellence in research. Here is a collection of the people, places and ideas that helped bring this bold vision to life in the clinics and the labs.

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Meet some of the leading lights of Duke Research

Bold ambitions and collaborative new ways of tackling difficult problems are the hallmarks of Duke researchers, now and from the beginning.

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Ivan W. Brown

Ivan W. Brown Jr.

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Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

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Rebecca Buckley at microscope

Rebecca H. Buckley

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Featured Places

From our first purpose-built medical research building to the latest engineering facility, Duke has provided great resources to its scholars.

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Workers in the vaccine lab

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

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Duke Forest

Duke Forest

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Duke Hyperbaric Chamber

Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology

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Featured Ideas

Duke was founded with research rigor in mind, resulting in many great new ideas.

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Dorothy and Joseph Beard

Dorothy Beard Research Fund

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The DCRI building at 200 Morris, Durham

DCRI - Duke Clinical Research Institute

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Metamaterial ring

Metamaterials

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