Natural Sciences

Duke scientists are developing medicines to cure diseases, and working to understand not only how our brain functions but how humans came to be who we are. We are designing new materials, exploring the secrets inside atoms, and probing the mysteries of gene expression and the geometry of proteins. We are leading computational advances such as developing new methods of inference and ways of modeling how individuals make decisions.

Faculty across the Natural Sciences Division of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences are richly interdisciplinary and many members hold appointments in more than one department of the college, and in the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

We are leaders in educational innovation at Duke and are heavily engaged in mentoring undergraduate research, with more than 75% of science majors participating. In addition, many of our faculty and students are involved in outreach to local and regional schools.

Please explore our departments, centers and affiliated research groups below.