Natural Sciences

Redistricting and American Democracy

Join scholars, practitioners, and advocates virtually to take stock of the current legal and political landscape, preview the upcoming redistricting process in North Carolina and elsewhere, and discuss the path forward for redistricting reforms. This conference is an opportunity for Duke students, alumni, and other participants to get engaged in the fight for fairer maps in North Carolina and beyond.

Nucleate Bio Info Session

Who we are: Nucleate Bio is a nonprofit, student-run bio-entrepreneurship program that facilitates the formation of life science ventures out of academic labs.
What we do: we support bio-entrepreneurs by teaming early career scientists with business students and providing a structured educational framework of one-on-one mentorships with world-class industry experts.
We are open for applications with Fall 2021.

Regenerative Superfoods & the Amazon Bio-Economy

Please join us as Duke Brazil presents Regenerative Superfoods & the Amazon Bio-Economy with speaker Derek Gallo AB'98, CEO Awi Superfoods.

Awi Superfoods is a "food-for-good tech" with a mission to catalyze the Amazon bioeconomy through regenerative agroforestry and superfoods. The premise of this innovative project, originating from Marajó Island, Brazil, is that conscious eating is the first step towards a healthier life for you, society, and the planet. Q&A to follow presentation. Registration required

TIME: 5:30 ET/ 6:30 Sao Paulo Time

Virtual Fall Career Fair

Join us on Thursday, September 23 from 11:00am - 3:00pm EST to connect with employers across all industries. The fair provides a great opportunity for employers and students to meet and discuss the organization, interests, and any available or upcoming full-time jobs/internships.

Please continue to check Handshake for an updated list of employer attendees and their corresponding schedules for 1-on-1 and/or group sessions.

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD is a member of the departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry at UC Berkeley, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, along with the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for her work in developing a method for genome editing along with her collaborator and fellow Nobel Laureate Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier.

The Crisis in Space: The Future of Space Diplomacy

Diplomacy is no longer confined to earthbound matters. Though space diplomacy is not new, the recent proliferation of countries and companies with access to low earth orbit (and beyond) has heightened the need for diplomacy that covers international programs and interactions beyond our atmosphere. Extraterrestrial issues that once encompassed an acute set of national security interests now extend to a multidisciplinary set of geopolitical and geoeconomics issues, all of which must be informed by sound science and technology analysis.

"Evaluation of the VA Pharmacogenomic Testing for Veterans (PHASER) Clinical Program at Initial Test Sites"

Melody Shi, MD, and Olivia Dong, PhD, are two second year fellows in the Genome Medicine and Research T32 Program at Duke University. Each will share a 30-minute talk covering the research they have accomplished in the last two years despite challenges from the Pandemic.

Melody Shi, MD

"Investigating the Role of CYP24 in Mineral Homeostasis"

Olivia Dong, PhD

"Evaluation of the VA Pharmacogenomic Testing for Veterans (PHASER) Clinical Program at Initial Test Sites"

"Precision Approaches for Health Communication with Vulnerable and Underserved Populations"

Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Following doctoral study in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Stanford University. The goal of Dr. Bakken's program of research is to promote health and reduce health disparities in underserved populations through application of innovative informatics methods.

Injustice has a Cure: Paul Farmer & Duke Global Health Projects in Latin America & the Caribbean

We welcome Duke Trustee and co-founder of Partners In Health, Dr. Paul Farmer '82, P'19, who has been recognized internationally for his impactful work at the intersection of public health and human rights.

For this exclusive discussion, Dr. Farmer will be joined by top faculty from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), who are re-imagining solutions to the most pressing medical challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.