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Assessing Antibiotic Resistance to Understand How Wild and Captive Lemurs Stay Healthy

Assessing Antibiotic Resistance to Understand How Wild and Captive Lemurs Stay Healthy

Sally Bornbusch, a Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Anthropology, spent last summer learning how to assess antibiotic resistance in bacterial microbiomes of non-human primates such as lemurs. This experience will inform her dissertation on the relationship between primate gut microbiomes and host health. Mentored by Christine Drea, Bornbusch was among 18 Duke University students who received […]

Summer Course Provides an Immersive Exploration of the Value of Art

Summer Course Provides an Immersive Exploration of the Value of Art

Stephanie Manning is pursuing a master’s degree in Digital Art History in preparation for a career as a specialized art consultant or investment analyst. A summer course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London helped deepen her understanding of the art market industry, including the financial aspects involved in valuing and appraising art. She was […]

Stretching beyond Their Disciplines, Graduate Students Gain New Perspectives

Stretching beyond Their Disciplines, Graduate Students Gain New Perspectives

Last year 19 Duke graduate students received 2016-2017 Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The disciplinary homes of these students ranged from engineering, environment and biology to history, theology and medicine. A key feature of Together Duke, the university’s new academic strategic plan, GSTEG allows […]

Workshops Lead to Unexpected Opportunities for Doctoral Student

Workshops Lead to Unexpected Opportunities for Doctoral Student

Last fall Brenna Forester (Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment) participated in two workshops hosted by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville to inform her dissertation research in the emerging field of landscape genomics. She was among 19 Duke students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) […]