A Salon-Based Intervention to promote Pre-exposure prophylaxis
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective HIV prevention strategy, yet uptake remains low among populations at risk for HIV in the United States (US), especially amo
Acid-Base Chemistry A Longitudinal Study
The goal of this research project is to assess students' problem solving skills with respect to acid-base chemistry.
Analysis of Perceptions and Problem Solving Skills in Chemical Safety
One of the most important skills that students develop in the chemistry curriculum is recognizing safety hazards and identifying protocols to a
In research and clinical applications such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, brain machine interface, and closed-loop neural stimulation there is increasing need to record brain signals (electr
Artificial Intelligence in Integrated Circuits to find Dark Matter
The goal of this Online project is to implement artificial intelligence algorithms directly into the hardware of an integrated circuit, so that these circuits can perform image reconstruction and p
Brain Connectomics Across the Lifespan
Breathing impairment and neurodegeneration in neuromuscular disorders
The ElMallah lab is focused on the control of breathing and pulmonary mechanics in murine models of several genetic neuromuscular disorder, including Amylotrophi
Building a Dataset on Mass Incarceration by Race
It is well-known that the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. In addition, inmates in the US are disproportionately drawn from communities of color. I am unde
Computer vision based navigation for transcranial magnetic stimulation
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive method for modulating brain function.
Developing gene therapy for neuromuscular disorders
Dr. ElMallah’s lab is focused on the control of breathing and pulmonary mechanics in murine models of several genetic diseases, including Pompe disease and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Development of AI for Behaviors in Mice
Currently, naturalistic or drug-induced behaviors in mice have to be coded by hand. The goal of this project is to use SLEAP (https://sleap.ai/)
Digitally Documenting Holocaust Refugees in Art History
Recent years have seen much research on art and Nazi German atrocities. Much has been tabular and anecdotal and little quantified.
Exploiting View Similarity in Multi-User Augmented Reality Systems
The last several years have witnessed an explosive growth of augmented reality (AR) applications.
Federated Learning for Mobile Sensing
Federated learning is a machine learning setting where many clients (e.g. mobile devices or users) collaboratively train a model under the orchestration of a central server (e.g.
Functional anatomy of primate teeth: Studying diet in 3D!
Why care about the shape of primate teeth?
Genetic screening of inflammatory bowel disease patient tissues
The overall goal of this project is to use a combination of single-cell sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screens to understand mechanisms by which tissue-specific stem cells regenerate in the settin
Interactive learning apps using R Shiny
Many statistical concepts are better understood after seeing how they apply to different types of data.
Kinetics and Thermodynamics - A Longitudinal Study
The goal of this research project is to analyze how students' understanding of kinetics and thermodynamics impact their abilities to explain ch
Mechanisms of Cognitive Dysfunction following Surgery
Our clinical-translational research group employs a wide range of techniques to understand why cognitive problems such as postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction occur freque
Modeling protein dynamics in healthy and injured neurons
Molecular Motors and Force Generation
Motor proteins use ATP to produce force and move in cells.
Responses of humpback whales to approaching ships.
The overall goal of this research project is to quantify the behavioral responses of humpback whales to approaching ships in order to understand the whale’s risk for ship strikes.
Sexual and Gender Minority Health Policy Research Assistantship
The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) in the Duke Global Health Institute is seeking 15 students interested in the intersections of poli
Sixty years of Black Participation in the South
The goal is to compare participation among southern minorities in 1961 and this summer. We are comparing two surveys, and we are looking for researchers to do qualitative analyses of the kinds of
The effects of deer on a rare plant in the Duke Forest
The goal of this project is to learn more about the population ecology of Hexastylis minor, a small deciduous herb found in the Duke Forest. This plant grows in clumpy patches.
The TALK: family-based mobile application for adolescent sexual health
The goal of this project is to revise and construct The TALK mobile app for use with fathers, mothers and adolescent males in partnership with an established communi
Urbanization and health of eastern grey squirrels
Urbanization alters many aspects of an animal’s habitat and can expose animals to several urban stressors, such as chemi
Whale that’s cool: Visualizing and modeling whaling data
Why do the traps of Venus flytrap vary in color?
The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a native carnivorous plant to longleaf pine-dominated coastal plains and sandhills of the Carolinas.
Zoom Kaboom seeks students to develop shared online experiences
Zoom Kaboom from the FHI Social Practice Lab is looking for students in Spring 2021.