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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Blog provides updates, organizational announcements, the latest in funding opportunities and information on upcoming conferences and symposiums. This blog also highlights inspiring patient stories and the accomplishments and achievements of DCI faculty and staff. Subscribers are invited to submit story ideas and other news of interest. Email submissions and feedback to Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, Duke Cancer Institute.

A Meeting Of Nobel Minds 

Thomas R. Cech, PhD, director of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, delivered the Paul L. Modrich, PhD, Distinguished Lecture today at the Bryan Research Building to a packed auditorium of faculty and staff. The topic: “Shedding Some light on the Dark Matter of the...

Adhikari Receives PanCAN-NCI Fellowship

Duke postdoctoral fellow Hema Adhikari, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 two-year grant, the 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship. Adhikari aims to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer in her...

Gersbach Named Allen Distinguished Investigator

$1.5 million research award will help develop epigenetic tools to explore complex behaviors and diseases Charles Gersbach , PhD, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, has been named an Allen Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers...

Shared Resources Moving Locations

Sequencing & Genomic Technologies and Proteomics & Metabolomics core facilities are moving locations in mid-July. Two of Duke’s Center for Genomic and Computational Biology’s (GCB) core facilities, Sequencing & Genomic Technologies and Proteomics & Metabolomics , will move into the...

Innovative Research the Focus of DCI Scientific Retreat

Duke Cancer Institute hosted the Fourth Annual DCI Scientific Retreat on Friday, Oct. 28, at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco District in Durham. The event featured the second-annual *O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture, which was presented by Levi A. Garraway, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and...