The landscape in the molecular sciences for Duke undergraduates is incredibly rich, with classroom and research opportunities that span from the most fundamental aspects of molecular forces in small molecules and proteins to laser-assisted art restoration.
Areas of specialization include: biochemical engineering, bioanalytic chemistry, biofluid mechanics, biomedical materials, biomedical modeling, biosensors, biotechnology, cell and tissue engineering, computational systems biology and synthetic biology, DNA-based therapeutics, data acquisition and processing, drug delivery, electrophysiology, ultrasound imaging and instrumentation, orthopaedic biomechanics, molecular surface engineering, neuronal circuits of the brain, physiologic transport and flow, protein engineering, radionuclide imaging, women's reproductive health, soft tissue mechanics, genomics, and optical coherence tomography.
Our overall goal is to expand and strengthen training opportunities for undergraduates at the cutting edge of our discipline. Our undergraduate education produces young scientists and citizens who understand the scope and perspective of modern biology. We support undergraduate scholarly endeavors, train students for an array of careers in research and related professional fields, and communicate the impact and significance of biology to an array of students. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities, including traditional classroom experiences, hands-on experiences in the field and the laboratory, independent study, and full student engagement in research.