News + Announcements
  • Katherine Franz wins Mentoring Award

    Congratulations to Professor Kathy Franz, a recipient of Duke University's 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, in recognition of her exemplary work mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students over the years.  Nominations are made by students, and it was a cohort of her students spanning her entire Duke career that put the nomination together.  The award is certainly well deserved, and it's a great reminder of the impact that engaged mentorship can have.  The official announcement can be found

  • Duke Bouchet Society's 3rd Annual Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie Dinner

    The Department of Chemistry is pleased to support the Bouchet Society's 3rd Annual Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie Dinner.  The event will feature Keynote speaker Dean Valerie Ashby.  If interested in attending, please contact Prof. Katherine Franz or Mike Conti to secure one of the Department's limited free tickets.

    Date: February 13, 2016

    Time: Cocktails 5:30PM, Dinner 7:00PM

    Location: Duke University Searle Center
    Tickets: $15 individuals, $27 couple, $100 table (seats 8)


  • Beratan to teach Signature Course

    Prof. Beratan will teach a Duke Signature Course this spring entitled “How does biology work?”  The course is aimed at sophomores, juniors and seniors in Trinity and Pratt with an interest in how the quantitative tools of chemistry, physics and math can be used to describe the function of biology’s molecular machinery.  As brief video introduction to the course appears here:

  • Prof. Paul Modrich Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Congratulations to our Duke colleague, Prof. Paul Modrich, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering work to elucidate the molecular basis of a DNA repair mechanism, now known as mismatch repair.

  • New Graduate Fellowship Program Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education

    The Duke Chemistry Department is pleased to announce a newly awarded grant from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program from the U.S. Department of Education.  The award supports the Department’s ongoing efforts to recruit and prepare talented, diverse, and motivated graduate students for professions to meet tomorrow's teaching and research needs in the chemical sciences.  The program provides fellowships to continuing doctoral-level students to engage in innovative, mentored teaching experiences.