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Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate student Ulises Nino-Espino from Dr. Gay Devi's lab presents his abstract for the Duke Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF)

Photo: Undergraduate student Ulises Nino-Espino from Dr. Gay Devi's lab presents his abstract for the Duke Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF)

Learn more about research opportunities for undergraduate students in the list of projects below.

Basic Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Breast Cancer Research
Directors: Jeffrey Marks, PhD, and E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction Research Program 
Director: Scott Hollenbeck, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery Translational Research Laboratory
Directors: Carmelo Milano, MD, and Dawn Bowles, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics - Immune Therapy of Cancer
Director: Joshua C. Snyder, PhD

Computational Modeling Research Laboratory
Director: Dennis O. Frank-Ito, PhD

Congenital Heart Surgery Research Laboratory
Director: Joseph Turek, MD

Duke Transplant Center
Jean Kwun, PhD

Fibrosis and Wound Healing Laboratory
Director: Howard Levinson, MD

Immune Management Laboratory
Director: Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

Immune Responses and Virology Laboratory
Director: Georgia Tomaras, PhD

Immunology, Inflammation and Immunotherapy Laboratory
Eda Holl, PhD

Melanoma Research Program
Georgia Beasley, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Tissue Engineering and Implantable Devices Laboratory
Director: Bruce Klitzman, PhD

Urinary Dysfunction Laboratory
Director: J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD

Urologic Oncology Laboratory
Director: Brant A. Inman, MD

Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
Director: Linda Cendales, MD

Clinical Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Acute Coronary Syndrome Research Program
Director: Alexander Limkakeng, MD

Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction Research Program 
Director: Scott Hollenbeck, MD

Breast Clinical and Health Services Research
Director: Lola Fayanju, MD

Breast Research
Director: Jennifer Plichta, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics - Cancer Heterogeneity and Complexity
Director: Qing Cheng, PhD

Congenital Heart Surgery Research Laboratory
Director: Joseph Turek, MD

Duke Emergency Medicine and Global Health
Director: Catherine A. Staton, MD

Duke Kidney Stone Center
Director: Michael Lipkin, MD

Global Surgery
Director: Henry Rice, MD

Head and Neck Surgery Research Program
Director: Eileen M. Raynor, MD

Melanoma Research Program
Georgia Beasley, MD
Paul Mosca, MD

Patient Safety Center
Director: Paul Mosca, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Snake Envenomation Research Program
Director: Charles J. Gerardo, MD

Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Director: Thomas D'Amico, MD

Urologic Oncology Laboratory
Director: Brant A. Inman, MD

Vascular Surgery Research Program
Director: Cynthia Shortell, MD

Education Research

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Surgical Education Research Group
Director: John Migaly, MD

Health Services and Outcomes Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Breast Clinical and Health Services Research
Director: Lola Fayanju, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Duke Clinical Research Institute Urology
Director: Charles Scales, MD

Duke Emergency Medicine and Global Health
Director: Catherine A. Staton, MD

Endocrine Surgery Health Services Research 
Director: Randall P. Scheri, MD

Head and Neck Surgery Health Services Research
Director: Dan Rocke, MD

Pediatric Global Surgery Research
Director: Tamara N. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD

Pediatric Urology Clinical and Health Services Research Lab
Director: Jonathan C. Routh, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Surgical Oncology Health Services Research
Director: Dan Blazer III, MD

Thoracic Oncology Health Services Research
Director: Betty Tong, MD

Vascular Surgery Health Services Research
Director: Cynthia Shortell, MD

See a project that interests you?

Email Dr. Lola Fayanju to get started.

Oluwadamilola (Lola) Fayanju, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Email: lola.fayanju@duke.edu