Our mission is to encourage and support the development, promotion, and application of Duke's intellectual property and our world-renowned researchers, students, and facilities.
Jennifer Lodge, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research & Innovation
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Jennifer Lodge, Ph.D., a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, is Duke’s vice president for Research & Innovation.
As the university’s chief research and innovation officer, Lodge leads oversight of Duke’s $1.2 billion annual research portfolio, including grants administration, ethical practices and commercialization. Lodge works with campus and medical center research staff, faculty and trainees, and is a key figure in Duke’s connection with external partners.
Before coming to Duke in January 2022, Lodge served as vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for research for the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). There, she was responsible for WUSTL’s research development, ethics, education, compliance and research administration systems, and earned a reputation for encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.
Lodge’s own research is on the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Her lab has been funded continuously by NIH for more than two decades, with as many as three prestigious R01 grants at one time. Her lab in the Duke University School of Medicine continues to explore the biochemical processes by which this fungus builds its cell walls. Such knowledge could lead to new antifungal therapies and vaccines.
Lodge is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Academy of Inventors. She is also the former chair of the Group on Research at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Research Quality Management
Research Data Management
Conflict of Interest
Translation & Commercialization
Your Central Hub for All Things Research
Personalized Researcher Portal
The myRESEARCHhome portal helps members of the research community manage their research projects and compliance requirements in one place.
Interactive Research Roadmap
myRESEARCHpath was developed to serve as an institution-wide roadmap for navigating the research project life cycle across Duke University and Duke Health.
Expert Help When You Need It
myRESEARCHnavigators help investigators identify relevant resources, connect with experts, and understand processes and best practices for performing research at Duke.
Proposal Development Services
Discuss funding opportunities
For Your Considerations (FYCs)
Coordination with grants administrator or other team members and staff
Scientific review options prior to final submission
Any other finalizing needs
Workshops & Information Sessions
1-hour to 90-minute workshops and information sessions on funding programs and the persuasive and technical aspects of grant writing.
Available online within the Duke University Faculty Handbook
Research – Organizational Structure for Sponsored Projects and Research Related Projects
Policies Related to Research